Illinois Vehicle History Report

Buying a car like buying a house is a big decision. That is why you need to be careful when buying a car and especially a used car. While a new car bought from a licensed dealer comes with warranty and has a very low risk of breaking down, buying a used car on the other hand, demands that the potential buyer pays attention to details in order to avoid buying a lemon. Making use of the vehicle history Illinois report is an excellent way to avoid buying a lemon in Illinois. The federal government formed the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), (the authority which keep checks on the used cars) to help prevent the potential buyers from buying unsafe cars, reduce the sale of stolen vehicles and protect the potential buyers from fraud and misrepresentation.

The report will contain the following information and more on the used car you are interested in but are not sure about its accident, repair and title history:

  • The car’s most recent odometer reading in Illinois’ title record.
  • Valuable information on the car provided by the auto recyclers like salvage and junk yards and insurance companies since March 31, 2009. The report will have the information on whether the car was ever classified as a “total loss” by an insurance company. 

In addition, by following the under mentioned tips on how to buy a used car, you should be able to avoid buying a lemon:

  • Ordering the vehicle history report online by using the car’s VIN can help you avoid buying a lemon.
  • The vehicle history report can be bought from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) website.
  • The vehicle history report is an invaluable tool to check whether the information provided on the car’s title is accurate or not. The information provided by the vehicle history report should be the same as the information listed on its title. In case if the information does not match, you must not buy the car and contact the Secretary of State Police.

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Q:Is it useful to check out the Illinois used car history and how can I do it?

A:A Vehicle History Report (VIN) gives you valuable information about whether the used car that you are buying has been involved in any sort of accidents or whether there have been any major repairs that have been performed on it. The process of obtaining a VHR is also known as doing a VIN check. Browse through other areas of our website for more information.