Basic vehicle information and stolen checks

Simply enter the plate or VIN into the form in the top panel and press the Check button.

Full report

Our system gets the information from the government registers, runs multiple checks and indicates detected problems and potential issues based on the records.

Feel free to have a look at our sample vehicle report which shows the general structure of a full report and demonstrates how the issues are revealed.

Money owing check

If there's a registered security interest, the vehicle may be seized by the interested party even after you become the new owner. It’s important to do a thorough check for outstanding debts before you buy.

To detect money owing on the vehicle, we automatically check for debts registered against the current registration plate number, past plate numbers, the VIN and/or the chassis number.

Vehicle fitness records

Imported damaged? Water/fire damage? Statutory write-off?

Latest Warrant of Fitness/Certificate of Fitness inspection date, result and expiry date.

Importation details

Is the vehicle NZ new or imported used? Where has it been previously registered? Estimated date of importation.

Registration details

Is the vehicle currently registered to be allowed on the road? When was it registered in New Zealand? Has the registration been cancelled? Has it been re-registered after registration cancellation?

Licence details

Is the vehicle licenced for normal road use? Is the licence current? Is the vehicle subject to Road User Charges?

Vehicle usage types history

Has the vehicle been used as a taxi, rental, to transport goods or for agricultural operations in the past?

Road User Charges (if applicable)

RUC licence details. Is the licence current? Hubodometer details for vehicles having a hubodometer.

Registration plates history

All plate numbers that have been attached to the vehicle in New Zealand. This information is also used as part of the money owing check.

Ownership history

How many owners? When did change of ownership happen? Is the registration incomplete? Is the current registered person unconfirmed? Are they selling the vehicle suspiciously soon? Names and addresses of non-individual owners.

Odometer history

Odometer readings recorded at the border check and WOF/COF inspections. Is odometer officially known to be unreliable? Are the readings consistent?

For businesses

Need more than 5 full reports per month on an ongoing basis? Please feel free to contact us for our business offers.

A report on That Car may save you time and money.