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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Check Your Vin Number When Buying a Used Car

When buying a used car, make sure that the VIN on the car matches the VIN stored in the on board control units. In a recent car purchase, the purchaser found out shortly after the purchase the VIN read out of the car with a scan tool was not the same as the VIN displayed on the car in 2 places. The VIN displayed on the car was checked thru Carfax and reported good. However the VIN read out of the car was the correct VIN for the car and as a result the manufactures warranty was void and the history of the car is very questionable. WHAT A MESS! This is one reason for a pre-purchase inspection and it needs to be done at a shop that has the capability to read the internally stored VIN; something we at Metric Wrench Billings have added to our PPI list.

Don’t run the risk of buying used cars with costly hidden problems. Get your VIN number checked before purchasing a used vehicle

1 comment:

Unknown said...

These will what you get if a run a VIN on a
VIN history check decoder

Vehicle Specifications
Title Records
Junk / Salvage / Insurance Records
Accident Records
Theft Records
Show Details
Lien / Impound / Export Records
Sale Records
Problem Checks
Supplemental Resources