Buying a used car?
We've got you covered
CarHistory delivers an instant, easy-to-read vehicle report, and it's just $29.50* for NRMA Members (RRP $36.95). When you've found the one, a car loan from the NRMA can help you into that new car faster.
What you get in a CarHistory report from the NRMA
Alongside a detailed report, you're also covered by Vehicle Buyback Insurance* of up to $25,000 for 3 months.
ANCAP safety and emission ratings
Damages, stolen status and written off check
Odometer rollback check
Previous sale information (if sufficient sales data is available)
Sales price and odometer reading comparison
Vehicle Buyback Insurance
Vehicle financial liability check
Vehicle valuation and registration details
How we compare with other providers
Written off check
First sale information
Top 5 frequently asked questions
What is a CarHistory Report?
The CarHistory Report is a comprehensive report on the history of a used motor vehicle that has been registered in Australia. The CarHistory Report is designed to alert you to potentially significant information about a vehicle. A CarHistory Report includes a Vcheck Standard Report and depending on the information returned, the report can provide you with:
- A PPSR Certificate - formerly REVS (existing finance on the vehicle)
- Written-off status, e.g. if the vehicle has suffered damage resulting in an insurance claim, e.g. hail, fire, accident, flood
- If the vehicle's odometer reading is accurate, or if it has been wound back
- If the car has been written off or stolen
- Previous sale listings
- Vehicle safety and emission ratings
- What the car is expected to be worth in the current market.
Why should I get a CarHistory Report?
The CarHistory Report is a comprehensive report on the history of a used motor vehicle that has been registered in any state of Australia. It provides information about the vehicle's history that is not available from any other report, and is designed to alert you to potentially significant information about a vehicle. This helps Australians buy better and safer cars.
Does my VIN really need to be correct to purchase a report?
Yes. The VIN is the prime identifier of the vehicle and it is critical you provide the correct VIN number for the vehicle you are intending on completing search on. It is strongly recommended that BEFORE you request a report that you personally inspect the vehicle you are intending on purchasing to ensure that the identifiers you have supplied are correct. Failure to provide the correct number may result in your search not being successful or the report being invalid, and no refund will be issued as a result of incorrect information supplied.
What about pre-1989 vehicles?
Prior to 1989, VINs varied in length from 11 to 17 characters. CarHistory can only report on vehicles that use a 17 character VIN. Therefore, information on vehicles manufactured before 1989 is limited.
Buy a used car with peace of mind
*Terms and conditions apply. 20% discount is calculated off the current RRP price for the same or similar report. 20% is the maximum discount available and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer, pricing, RRPs and discounts current as at 27 April 2016 and are subject to change or end at any time. Offer available for valid NRMA Members only. ^Compared with reported odometer readings and sale/price listings for similar vehicles. †When a vehicle is written off or stolen, there may be a delay in this information being available for inclusion in the report. This is because the data provided is sourced from the NEVDIS database which is managed by the Road Transport Authority in each state in conjunction with AustRoads. There are sometimes delays in this information being reported into the NEVDIS database by the relevant Road Transport Authority. The data is provided as it is displayed in the NEVDIS database at the time the report is generated. For vehicles manufactured prior to 1989, a stolen check and written off check is not available.