Our system uses the latest available official information, runs checks and indicates detected problems or potential issues in a way that is easy to understand.
Take a moment to have a look at our sample vehicle report which shows the general structure of a full report and demonstrates the way the issues may be revealed.
If there is a registered security interest, the vehicle may be repossessed by the secured party to pay off the debt of the previous owner. It’s important to check for outstanding debts before you buy.
To find money owing on the vehicle, we automatically check for debts registered against the current registration plate number, past plate numbers (where applicable), the VIN and/or the chassis number.
How many registered owners? When did each change happen? Are they selling the vehicle suspiciously soon? Names and addresses of non-individual owners (companies and organisations).
Is something wrong with the records? Should you insist that they sort out their documentation before the sale?
Imported damaged? Water/fire damage? Written off?
Is the Warrant of Fitness/Certificate of Fitness genuine and current?
Is the vehicle NZ new or imported used? Where has it been previously registered? Estimated date of importation.
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?
Is the vehicle licensed for normal road use? Is the licence (rego) genuine and current? Is the vehicle subject to RUC (Road User Charges)?
Has the vehicle been officially used as a taxi, rental, to transport goods or for agricultural operations in the past?
RUC licence details. Is the licence genuine and current? Hubodometer details for vehicles having a hubodometer.
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.
Odometer readings recorded at the border check and WOF/COF inspections. Is odometer officially known to be unreliable? Are the readings consistent?