Vehicle History Report FAQs
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Our mission at zipVIN is to ensure our customers have the most comprehensive and up-to-date vehicle history information at affordable prices.
zipVIN partners with EpicVIN and provides NMVTIS (National Motor Vehicle Title Information System) Vehicle History Reports to protect you from fraud and unsafe vehicles.
All insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk yards, and salvage yards, are required, under federal law, to report data to NMVTIS on a regular basis. This ensures you get a complete and accurate vehicle history to avoid scams.
All zipVIN / EpicVIN Car History Reports provide a complete overview of vehicle current condition and past including the following data:
- Vehicle Specifications
- Previous/Current State of Title & Title Registration dates
- Title Brands History
- Junk & Salvage Data
- Insurance Total Loss Records
- Lien/Impound/Export Records
- Theft Records
- Odometer Events
- Detailed Auction Sales History
- Wholesale market valuation
- Auction Price Analysis
- Safety Recalls
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a 17 character unique code assigned by an auto manufacturer. Every vehicle has it’s own unique VIN number, so you won’t ever see two cars with the same VIN number.
The VIN number is 17 characters long, and can be numbers and characters.
A VIN number can be used to ID and track a vehicle in case of recalls, thefts, car registrations, warranty issues, and insurance coverage.
An Example of a VIN Number:
The VIN number is easily located in a couple places:
- Stand outside the vehicle and look at the lower dashboard on the driver’s side of the car. Typically the VIN number is located at the lower corner, where the Car’s dashboard meets the windshield.
- If you open the driver’s side door, there will be a label (where the door latches when it is closed). The label will include details of the vehicle, including the VIN number.
Your zipVIN History Reports will be active on your account for 1 Year. You can share the zipVIN History Report URL with others and it will work for 1 Year from your purchase date.
Please keep in mind that the data in those reports are only current as of the date that you ordered it.
If you need a report with fresh up-to-date Car History data, please re-order a new report.
Yes, when you order a Vehicle History Report from zipVIN, we will provide you with a shareable link (URL) to view the Vehicle History Report.
Typically people selling a used car shares the link with the potential buyer, to show them the vehicle history report.
Anyone will be able to view the car history report as long as they have the URL. They don’t need to create a zipVIN account, it will be immediately viewable.
The URL will be active for 1 Year.
zipVIN stands behind our car reports and the data. We provide full refunds if there is an error in our system.
Please note we do not process refunds for records not available to zipVIN.
If you require a refund, please send a email to [email protected] and we can work with you to resolve your issues.