Who is NMVTIS?

ClearVin draws data directly from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) to help provide you the very best information possible on a vehicle history report. NMVTIS is an extension of the U.S. Department of Justice which was created with the goal to protect consumers from vehicle fraud.

Specifically, NMVTIS seeks to achieve four main goals:

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A Must-Read Guide for Used Car Buyers

Buying a car is different for different people. While some invest in a vehicle to address their everyday commuting needs, others put their money down to extend their collection of prized possessions. Blame it on consumerism or attribute it to our desire to progress to something “better”, the fact remains that the used car market is swamped with options, with too many offers being too good to be true. And in a lot cases, they are. To help ensure you never buy a car with hidden problems, ClearVIN gives you a holistic roadmap to guide you on your next purchase.

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Answering 5 FAQs About VIN History Reports

If you’re working on a tight budget or don’t want to invest a sizeable amount of money on a new ride, buying a pre-owned car can be a prudent decision. Pre-owned vehicles have a past, which shoppers need to know to assess available deals and determine whether a car is worth buying. To help buyers get access to accurate vehicle history, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began providing 17-character VIN for all vehicles starting from 1954. VIN provides a wealth of info about a vehicle, including model, and manufacturer. At ClearVin, we provide detailed VIN history reports that feature data derived from the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. To help you understand the importance of getting an accurate VIN history report, the post answers some FAQs. Take a look.

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6 Ways To Spot a Lemon

Cars that have been classified by the government as “lemons” have defects that result in significant safety and performance issues. Most of the issues are difficult and costly to fix, rendering the car useless. Such issues are more pronounced when it comes to used and salvage vehicles, as they often have some damage. Buying a lemon can lead to repairs and a lot of other expenses, with a low probability of resurrecting the vehicle, making it a bad investment. To help avoid throwing your money down the drain, this post discusses six ways to spot a lemon, including a VIN number check. Take a look.

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How to Detect VIN Fraud

VIN fraud is a serious issue that can affect anybody who doesn’t have the foresight to get a vehicle history report before making a purchase. Tampering or removing a VIN, or cloning a VIN from one vehicle to another, is a felony offense with serious repercussions. If you buy a stolen vehicle, even if you can prove you didn’t tamper with the VIN yourself, you may lose your car. Don’t be a victim of VIN fraud; learn how to tell the signs.

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