Car History Check Tool

Get peace of mind with a car history check you can trust. Check a VIN quickly and get back the finance status, theft status, trade-in/retail values and many other important data points about a car.

What will the Wheel Index Car History check actually check for my car?

Our car history check will provide you with more than 30 data points about the history of the car, including but not limited to:

Stolen car check

Car Valuation

Car Specifications

Engine number

Car finance status


Why you need a Car History Check?

  • Theft Status - cars are stolen everyday in South Africa. Get informed by knowing if the car is listed as wanted by the South African Police Service (SAPS).
  • Valuation Data - comprehensive car valuation data including Trade values, Retail values, Auction value, Cost values & historical transactions.
  • Specifications - confirm the exact specifications. We show the manufacturer details, warranty start date, engine number, original colour and much more.
  • Finance Status - know if the car you are checking is currently under a finance agreement with a bank.
  • Confidence - buy your dream car with confidence by knowing there are no obvious red flags!

Wheel Index Car History Check Report (Sample Report)

2008 BMW M3

Mileage: 54,000 km

Condition: EXCELLENT

Finance Bank/House: MFC/Nedbank

Theft Status: CLEAR - no issues

Trade Value: R241,255

Retail Value: Retail Value: R276,624


Does the car description below match the details on the logbook/registration papers? If not, you should query the discrepancy with the seller if you intend to buy the car.

Engine Number20224212
ModelBMW 3-Series
Full nameM3
Colour (original)STANDARD WHITE
Body TypeSedan
Engine Displacement4 litres
Power309 kw
Kerb mass1680 kg
Introduction monthMarch 2008
Discontinuation monthDecember 2008
Warranty start year2008
Warranty start quarter1
Warranty period2 Years / Unlimited km
Service plan periodN/A / N/A
Maintenance plan period5 Years / 100 000 km
Servicing intervals - km

Finance Status

The bank owns the car until the loan is fully repaid if the car is still under a finance agreement.

Finance Bank/HouseMFC/Nedbank
Finance contract start date10 April 2017
Finance contract end dateN/A
Finance account number16753810001

SAPS Interest (theft status)

Wheel Index provides information from the South African Police Service national car database on the status of wanted/stolen cars. These cars remain the property of the individual or organisation from whom they were taken. Never buy a car that is flagged on this register, you stand to lose it, together with all the money you paid for it.

CLEAR - no issues

MicroDot Information

MicroDot technology is a highly effective form of vehicle marking, it involves spraying thousands of the small dots laser etched with a unique PIN.

MicroDot fittedYes
MicroDot fitment date06 March 2008
MicroDot pinWBSVA92060E040162

Retail Values

This amount refers to the price consumers will pay when buying a car from a car dealership.

Retail Estimated Value:
R 231 000,00

Retail Estimated Low Value:
R 207 200,00

Retail Estimated High Value:
R 257 400,00

Trade Values

This is the price a car dealership will pay to buy a used car as stock or Trade-In.

Trade Estimated Value:
R 197 400,00

Trade Estimated Low Value:
R 177 100,00

Trade Estimated High Value:
R 220 000,00

Auction Value

This amount refers to the average selling price for this car when sold on auction.

Auction Estimated Value:
R 132 900,00

Price people are paying

For similar Make, Model, and Year as this car

Sale DateLicensing DistrictSale Price
18 July 2018CITY OF CAPE TOWNR260,000
01 July 2018NEWCASTLER250,000
4 May 2018CITY OF CAPE TOWNR310,000
26 January 2018ETHEKWINIR323,000
18 December 2017MAFIKENGR299,000

Download Sample Report - 138kb PDF