A vehicle identification number is a unique code, including a serial number, used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles, towed vehicles, motorcycles, scooters and trucks. The VIN number is used by government and industry databases to search to specific information about that particular vehicle such as if the vehicle has been written off or stolen or if any money is owing on that vehicle.
To The vehicle registration number can be found physically on the vehicle in a number of locations. Most common locations are in the engine bay or on door posts. You can also find these details on the registration certificate and insurance policy documentations.

Completting a REVS check is the simplest way to prevent repossession by a financier if someone else still owes money on the vehicle. You should not purchase any vevhilce that is encumbered until the current debt is repaid.

If you decide to purchase a vehicle that is encumbered the vehicle could be repossessed and you could lose your money.

In addition to doing a REVS check, we also recommend buying a history report that includes information about whether the car has been written-off, stolen, or whether the odometer has been rolled back.

You need to be sure that the registration, engine and Vehicle Identification (VIN/Chassis) numbers on the registration papers are identical to those on the vehicle.

If the VIN is not 17 characters long, please double check that you have the right VIN and that you have copied it down correctly. If the VIN is still less than 17 characters long, the VIN is most likely from a pre-1989 vehicle.
VIN numbers should be 17 characters long. If the VIN number is not 17 characters long make sure you double check you have the correct numbers. If the VIN is still less than 17 characters long, the VIN is most likely from a pre-1989 vehicle.

A vehicle is described as written-off when it has been so badly damaged that it's no longer safe or economical to repair. There are two types of written-off vechiles; statutory write-off ( unable to be registered) and repairable write-off ( able to be re-registered in some states).

If a searched vehicle is reported as stolen make sure you do not purchase it. Contact police in your state or territory to obtain further details.
In simple terms, encumbrance relating to a vehicle means that there is outstanding finance on the vehicle. Make sure the outstanding finance has been cleared and encumbrance removed before purchasing the vehicle.
If you believe that the data in the report is not accurate, please kindly send documentation to support this to support@ourperfectcar.com.au. We will then review this information and if the request is genuine we fully refund the amount paid.

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