Check a vehicle
in New Zealand

Money owing? For sale too soon? Bad history? Reported stolen? Damaged import? Check before you buy. Get a report on That Car.

Look up vehicle history, money owing and more

Registered debts
Vehicle fitness & damage
Registration & licence (rego)
Ownership history
Usage types
Odometer history

Our system analyses important vehicle details using the official NZ records. The information is presented to you straight away in a single clear and concise vehicle report.

Getting a ThatCar™ report might be one of the most important pre-purchase checks if you want to be safer as a buyer. Have a look at our sample report to get the idea.

Always check before you buy

Background checking is essential when you are buying a used vehicle. No matter how convincing the seller sounds, don’t expect them to tell you everything they know.

Whether you are purchasing privately or from a motor vehicle dealer, it’s always a good idea to make informed decisions — you don’t want to buy someone else’s problem.

We search for hidden debts

A vehicle may have security interest (finance owing) registered against its past plate number if the registration plates have been replaced by the owner. We check for these cases too.

To detect money owing, the system automatically checks the past plate numbers in addition to the current plate number, the VIN and/or the chassis number.

More than just cars

• Cars • Motorcycles • Vans • Trucks • Buses • Motorhomes • Trailers

In general, any vehicle in NZ that has a plate number or a 17-character VIN can be checked.

Free basic vehicle information and recall warnings

Simply enter the plate number or VIN of any vehicle in New Zealand and press the Check button.

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