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frater_secessus [construction]
rv:assessment [2017/11/17 04:19]
frater_secessus [ask the seller the right questions]
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 ==== ask the seller the right questions ==== ==== ask the seller the right questions ====
  
-  - do the vehicle ​have a [normal], non-salvage title in hand?+  - do you have a [normal], non-salvage title in hand?
   - is it registered in your name (ie, the name on your driver'​s license)   - is it registered in your name (ie, the name on your driver'​s license)
-  - will I be able to look at the title when I come to see the vehicle?+  - will I be able to see the title when I come to see the vehicle?
  
 If the answer to any of these questions is seems shady, complicated,​ or uninformed it may be wise to pass.  If the answer to any of these questions is seems shady, complicated,​ or uninformed it may be wise to pass. 
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   * "I lost the title but you can get a replacement easily",​ or   * "I lost the title but you can get a replacement easily",​ or
   * "it actually belongs to my mom/​friend/​dog/​etc" ​   * "it actually belongs to my mom/​friend/​dog/​etc" ​
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 +==== run the VIN ====
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 +VIN checks are not perfect but can often provide usable information about a potential vehicle. ​ Individual checks can be expensive, so if you are in heavy hunting mode it can be much cheaper to get a bulk allotment of VIN checks or an unlimited number in a certain period.  ​
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 +The most popular VIN check service is Carfax.  ​
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 +Next in line is [[https://​www.autocheck.com/​|Autocheck]].
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 +  * paid services
 +    * carfax
 +    * [[https://​www.autocheck.com/​|autocheck]] - [[https://​www.autocheck.com/​vehiclehistory/​autocheck/​en/​AutoCheck-vehicle-history-reports/​25-Reports-for-21-Days/​p/​10025|bulk checks available]]
 +  * free checks
 +    * [[https://​www.nicb.org/​how-we-help/​vincheck|National Insurance Crime Bureau]] check for stolen or salvage (totaled)
 +    * [[https://​www.vehiclehistory.com/​|vehiclehistory.com]]
 +    * [[https://​www.carfax.com/​press/​resources/​flooded-cars|Carfax flood check (free)]]
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