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VIN Number Check Report

16 325 cars where reported stolen/hi-jacked in SA during 2017/2018. Doing a VIN Number Check can prevent you from buying a stolen car or losing thousands of rands - quickly see the stolen car status, financial status, car accident status and 30+ other data points about a used car.

VIN Number Check tool

What we check for

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

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Stolen car check

Cars are stolen every day in South Africa, by doing a stolen car check you will get get informed by knowing if the car is listed as wanted by the South African Police Service (SAPS).

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Car Specifications

Confirm the exact specifications. We show the manufacturer details, warranty start date, engine number, original colour and much more.

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Red Flags

Buy your dream car with confidence by knowing there are no obvious red flags!

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Car Accident/Body Repair History

See car accident/body repair history that's accurate and accessed from 900+ body repairers in SA who carry major vehicle manufacturer and insurance approvals.

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Car Valuation

Complete car valuation data including Book/Trade Values, Retail values, Auction value, and historical transactions from car dealerships.

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Car Finance Status

Know if the car you are checking is currently under a car finance agreement with a bank.

VIN Number Check
Sample Report

2008 BMW M3

Report Date: 20 Dec 2018

Mileage54,000 km
Finance Bank/HouseMFC/Nedbank
Stolen car checkCLEAR - no issues
Car Accident/Body Repair Count3
Book/Trade-In ValueR177,100
Retail ValueR257,400
Wheel Index Vehicle History Report Sample

Book / Trade Values

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Retail Values

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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
Body TypeSedan
Engine NumberWhite
Engine Displacement4 litres
Warranty start year2008
Warranty start quarter1
Warranty period2 Years / Unlimited km
Colour (original)STANDARD WHITE
Service plan periodN/A
Maintenance plan period5 Years / 100 000 km
Servicing intervals- km
Power309 kW
Kerb Mass:1680 kg
Introduction Month:March 2008
Discontinuation Month:December 2008

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 start date15 April 2021
Finance account number16753810001

SAPS Interest / Stolen car check

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.


Car Accident/Body Repair History

Disclaimer: Car accident/body repair data inside VIN number check reports are only an indication that a body repair has taken place on a vehicle. The best manner to inspect any vehicle is physically by certified professionals. Repairs are displayed for vehicles that have been fixed by an insurance company and where Wheel Index has access to such information. Vehicles that have been deemed "total loss" or "code 3" by an insurance company might not display on reports. Vehicles that are repaired by private parties without using an insurance company will not display on VIN number check reports.

DateCityLicense No
19 Jan 2012East London FMG157EC
09 October 2016East LondonFMG157EC
5 Dec 2018Cape TownONBEKKWP

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

Price people are paying:

For similar Make, Model, and Year as this car.

Sale DateLicense DistrictSale Price
23 November 2018CITY OF TSHWANER219,625
09 October 2018THE MSUNDUZIR253,068
02 October 2018ETHEKWINIR229,995
19 September 2018CITY OF MATLOSANAR246,908
17 July 2018NEWCASTLER299,989

What our clients say

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I do a free vehicle check for a used car in South Africa?

Yes, ask a question in our community chat to earn your Free Vehicle Check Report for any used South African vehicle. We will credit your profile immediately after asking a legitimate car-related question on our website.

What is a VIN number?

A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique number that gets allocated to a vehicle after it's manufactured, the VIN is composed of 17 alpha-numeric (digits and capital letters) characters and no two cars on the road can have the same VIN. A VIN is also known as the Chassis Number of a vehicle.

How can I do a stolen car check?

Simply enter the VIN details, make a secure online payment and the online VIN Number Check will immediately generate an electronic report to your email and also attach a PDF document of the report showing the theft status. You will also see the South African Police Services (SAPS) status on the car, this will either be "wanted" or "stolen". We also disclose the SAPS case number against the stolen car.

How can I do a Vehicle Accident history check?

Our VIN Number Check also includes Accident repair information against the VIN number specified, we show the city and date where past repairs were done.

What type of report do I get?

The vehicle history report data is shown instantly on our website and also delivered as an email with an attached pdf document. The report is comprehensive and supplies you with near real-time accurate data that shows if the car is listed as stolen with SAPS, has any outstanding vehicle finance, any past accident and also the book value, retail value and trade value of the car.

How much does a VIN Number Check report cost?

R229.00 per report.

Why was my VIN not found by the VIN Number Check?

We do have limitations creating reports for older vehicles and very new vehicles (less than a year old), most issues are experienced with cars manufactured before 2005. We are working on improving this.

How accurate is the Vehicle Accident data and where does it come from?

Highly accurate, we access data from 900 Body Repair companies in South Africa who carry major Vehicle Manufacturer and Insurance approvals, no personal information is stored or relayed, and the provision of data is entirely POPIA compliant.

Why do a VIN number check on a car?

A VIN number check on a car can reveal significant issues that may be looming behind a used car you plan to buy. Our VIN Number Check does a near-realtime stolen car check and also shows you the current vehicle finance status, critical information you need to know when buying a used car.

What is an HPI check in South Africa?

An "HPI" check is just a term used for a report that establishes if there is still any outstanding finance owed on a car. Our VIN Number Check Tool will also show all financial information associated with a VIN. This information is retrieved directly from the banks and shows the bank name, contract start date, contract end date - this data is highly accurate.

How do I pay for a VIN Number Check Report?

Our accepted online payment methods are Credit, Cheque and Debit cards