What is a vehicle history report?

If you’re looking to buy a used car, we recommend getting a vehicle history report to get to know the car’s past and save yourself stress in the future.\

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A vehicle history report provides details of a used car's history and can help give you the confidence and peace of mind to make what can be a very stressful and difficult process a lot easier and safer. All vehicle history reports contain a Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) certificate and, depending on the information returned, will also show:

  • If there is outstanding finance registered on the car
  • If the car has been recorded as written off or stolen
  • If there is finance and money owing on the car
  • If the car has ever been written off or stolen
  • If there are any odometer discrepancies (possible rollback)
  • Car identification
  • Car description
  • Market Comparison
  • Registration details
  • Green star rating
  • ANCAP / Safety rating

Vehicle history reports works closely with the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) to provide car buyers with detailed history reports for any Australian used car with a VIN. Simply enter the VIN of a used vehicle and you will have a vehicle history report emailed to you within 15 minutes. 

It’s important to note that an odometer check is not always possible on every vehicle history report. Vehicle history reports obtains odometer records from multiple sources and while records are present on most vehicle checks, this may not always be possible. A history check can only be performed on vehicles built AFTER 1989. Unfortunately, PPSR and vehicle history reports cannot provide data on any vehicles built prior to that year.

While a vehicle history reports can be helpful and beneficial when buying a used car, we also recommend buyers check the vehicle’s service log books and speak directly with the seller before going through with the purchase. 

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