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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 loosing thousands of rands - quickly see the stolen car status, finance 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 everyday in South Africa. 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 History

See car accident 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

Comprehensive 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
ConditionEXCELLENT
Finance Bank/HouseMFC/Nedbank
Theft StatusCLEAR - no issues
Car Accident Count3
Book/Trade-In ValueR177,100
Retail ValueR257,400
Wheel Index Vehicle History Report Sample

Book / Trade Values

estimated value

R197,400

 

estimated high value

R220,000

 

estimated low value

R177,100

 

Retail Values

estimated value

R231,000

 

estimated high value

R257,400

 

estimated low value

R207,200

 

Auction Values

value

R132,900

 

Specifications

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.

VINWBSVA92060E040161
Year2008
Engine Number20224212
MakeBMW
ModelBMW 3-Series
Full NameM3
Body TypeSedan
TransmissionManual
PropulsionPetrol
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
Cylinders8
Doors4
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 / 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.

Status
CLEAR

Car Accident Repair History

Even though the data we show is comprehensive, the fact that a record of a accident repair is not returned by the system doesn’t mean that it hasn’t been in a car accident or been repaired; it may have been repaired by a smaller or non-approved repairer.

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

"Exceeded my expectations in accuracy."

"Easy to use, and gives valuable information not usually available to the end consumer."

"Simple easy good quality website."

 

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 (numbers and capital letters) characters and no two vehicles on the road can have the same VIN. A VIN is also known as the Chassis Number of a vehicle.

How can I check if a car is stolen?

Simply enter the VIN details, make a secure online payment and the online VIN Number Check will immediately generate a 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 vehicles 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 information is completely POPIA compliant.

Why do a VIN number check on a car?

A VIN number check on a car can reveal major 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 aslo shows you the current vehicle finance status, very important information you need to know when buying a used car.

What is a HPI check in South Africa?

A "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 finance 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?

Accepted online payment methods are Credit, Cheque and Debit cards.