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Vehicle History Reports

Know the car you own, want to buy, or sell!

  • Accidents
  • Values
  • Title Records
  • Recalls
  • Problem Checks
  • Specs
  • Sales History
  • Odometer
  • Salvage Records
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Understand the vehicle you own, wish to purchase, or sell!

If you want to purchase or sell a vehicle, you should take the time to learn everything you can about it. Find out about prior owners, serious damage (such as fire/collision/flood/etc.), original or optional equipment fitted, title brands, and much more with GoodCar's VIN Check!

This information can influence your vehicle's value, safety, and dependability. As a result, it's critical to understand what you're getting into before purchasing or selling a vehicle.

The latest industry standard is VIN checks. We get our information from the most reliable public and private databases. We are also an authorized source for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' NMVTIS database.

Perform a free VIN lookup to get a comprehensive vehicle history report!

What is Included in VIN Lookup Reports?

When you run a VIN Lookup, you get access to GoodCar’s best-in-class reports at an affordable price. You can search with a VIN or a license plate number. Get accessto auto specs, title records, damage and accident history, pricing, problem checks, and so much more. Explore GoodCar records and get access to all this data, when available:

Title Records

  • Mileage
  • Odometer Records
  • Sales History
  • Title Brand (Problem Check)
  • Title Issues

Problem Checks

  • Junk and Salvage
  • Total Loss
  • Recalls and Defects
  • Flood Damage
  • Theft and Vandalism
  • Fire Damage
  • Hail Damage
  • Accidents
  • Clunkers Repair
  • Rebuild Records
  • Reconstructed
  • Saltwater Damage
  • Crashed
  • Hazardous
  • Dismantled
  • Refurbished
  • Test Vehicle
  • Collision Records
  • Warranty Returns
  • Gray Market
  • Remanufactured
  • Police or Taxi
  • Former Rental
  • Lien Records
  • And More!


  • Trade-In
  • Retail
  • Private Party
  • Residuals

Automobile Specs

  • Engine Type
  • Transmission Type
  • Standard Specifications
  • Optional Specifications
  • Standard Generic Equipment
  • Entertainment and Technology
  • Exterior and Interior Features
  • Optional Generic Equipment
  • OEM Options
  • Exterior/Interior Colors
  • Safety Equipment
  • EPA MPG (Fuel Economy)

Additional Information

  • Sales History
  • Manufacturer Information
  • Awards & Accolades
  • NHTSA Recalls
  • NHTSA Crash Test Ratings
  • Location History
  • Performance
  • Safety & Security
  • Warranties

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What Is VIN Number?

A Vehicle Identification Number, commonly known as VIN, is a unique alphanumeric code assigned to every motor vehicle. Serving as a vehicle's fingerprint, the VIN provides a comprehensive and distinctive identification method for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other types of vehicles. This 17-character code is not just a random assortment of letters and numbers; it holds vital information about the vehicle's make, model, year of manufacture, country of origin, and more. By using a VIN decoder, authorities, manufacturers, and consumers can gather essential details about a vehicle's history and specifications. This comprehensive identification system has become an indispensable asset in the automotive industry, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and efficient record-keeping for vehicles on the road.

Why Do a VIN Check Before Purchasing a Car?

Performing a VIN lookup before purchasing a car is a smart and essential step in car-buying. It's a precautionary measure that can save you from potential headaches and financial pitfalls down the road. Here's why conducting a VIN number check is crucial before sealing the deal on your next vehicle:

  • Unveiling Hidden History
  • Ensuring Title Authenticity
  • Preventing Fraud
  • Checking for Recalls
  • Evaluating Maintenance History
  • Negotiating Power
  • Peace of Mind
  • Avoiding Costly Repairs
  • Resale Value
  • Personal Safety

In a world where transparency is key, a VIN check empowers you to make a confident, informed decision when buying a car. It's a proactive step that protects your investment, ensures your safety, and helps you drive away with a vehicle that aligns with your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions About VIN Check

Our reports include information such as Brand Records, Junk/Salvage/Total Loss, Odometer Readings, Title Records, Prior Theft Records, and much more. We give you all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding a car!

Our VIN checker covers all major makes and models of automobiles registered in the United States. You may perform a VIN search or look the vehicle up by its License Plate.

Our knowledgeable customer service representatives will gladly assist you in locating the information you seek. They are available 24/7 and can be reached at support@goodcar.com or (800) 764-0104. If our search professionals are unable to locate your information, we will refund your purchase!

You can cancel by selecting the "Disable" option on your "My Account" page, or you can contact our dedicated customer service staff by emailing support@goodcar.com or calling (800) 764-0104.

You may run as many VIN checks as you like if you pick our unlimited search subscription! We provide the option of purchasing additional premium data points on a per-report basis for an additional fee.

Yes, our VIN Lookup service is highly accurate and reliable. We source our information from the most reputable public and private databases and are an authorized source for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators' NMVTIS database, ensuring the utmost accuracy and reliability in our service.