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.
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:
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).
Confirm the exact specifications. We show the manufacturer details, warranty start date, engine number, original colour and much more.
Buy your dream car with confidence by knowing there are no obvious red flags!
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.
Car Finance Status
Know if the car you are checking is currently under a car finance agreement with a bank.
VIN Number Check
2008 BMW M3
Report Date: 20 Dec 2018
|Theft Status||CLEAR - no issues|
|Car Accident Count||3|
Book / Trade Values
estimated high value
estimated low value
estimated high value
estimated low value
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 Displacement||4 litres|
|Warranty start year||2008|
|Warranty start quarter||1|
|Warranty period||2 Years / Unlimited km|
|Colour (original)||STANDARD WHITE|
|Service plan period||N/A|
|Maintenance plan period||5 Years / 100 000 km|
|Servicing intervals||- km|
|Kerb Mass:||1680 kg|
|Introduction Month:||March 2008|
|Discontinuation Month:||December 2008|
The bank owns the car until the loan is fully repaid if the car is still under a finance agreement.
|Finance contract start date||10 April 2017|
|Finance contract start date||15 April 2021|
|Finance account number||16753810001|
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.
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.
|19 Jan 2012||East London||FMG157EC|
|09 October 2016||East London||FMG157EC|
|5 Dec 2018||Cape Town||ONBEKKWP|
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 fitment date||06 March 2008|
Price people are paying
For similar Make, Model, and Year as this car.
|Sale Date||License District||Sale Price|
|23 November 2018||CITY OF TSHWANE||R219,625|
|09 October 2018||THE MSUNDUZI||R253,068|
|02 October 2018||ETHEKWINI||R229,995|
|19 September 2018||CITY OF MATLOSANA||R246,908|
|17 July 2018||NEWCASTLE||R299,989|
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.