Features and pricing

Basic vehicle information and stolen status

Simply enter the plate number or VIN into the form at the top and press the Check button.

ThatCar™ Report

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.

Money owing check

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.

Ownership history

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?

Vehicle fitness records

Imported damaged? Water/fire damage? Written off?

Is the Warrant of Fitness/Certificate of Fitness genuine and current?

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 (rego)

Is the vehicle licensed for normal road use? Is the licence (rego) genuine and current? Is the vehicle subject to RUC (Road User Charges)?

Vehicle usage types history

Has the vehicle been officially 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 genuine and 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.

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

If you are interested in getting multiple reports per month on an ongoing basis or have other needs for your business, please feel free to contact us for our business offers.