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ClearVin Vehicle Rating

ClearVin Vehicle Rating is a tool that enables you to understand a used vehicle’s history, fast and easy. Based on evaluating vehicle data by pre-defined criteria, our rating system delivers a concise and accurate overview of the vehicle’s past to appraise its current condition and value.

Why do you need to check vehicle ratings?

If you’re considering a couple of options when buying a vehicle, there is no need to analyze and compare positive and negative results on each of them by yourself. With the ClearVin Vehicle rating, you can get a fair evaluation of your car from the most reliable sources only in one click.

What does your grade mean?

  • A – Excellent

    Congratulations! The vehicle is in excellent condition and has a clear history.

  • B – Good

    Great choice! The vehicle is in good condition and won’t be too much trouble to repair.

  • C – Average

    The vehicle has some minor defects and needs servicing, but generally, its condition is satisfactory.

  • D – Bad

    The vehicle’s history indicates that it may have been involved in a serious accident and requires major repair or has some doc issues.

  • E – Poor

    The vehicle’s condition is not satisfactory, because of a bunch of defects. It may require a complete repair or even a replacement for some major components.

  • F – Irreparable

    The vehicle has some irreparable damage and has no value except as a source of parts or scrap.

How do we evaluate a vehicle?

The reliability of your future car depends on a lot of things, but we defined the most crucial factors that affect a vehicle’s condition to save you time and help you make the most informed buying decision.

  • Title Brand

    A vehicle’s title brand, a permanent designation on a vehicle's title, indicates that the vehicle has been written off due to some serious damage such as collision, fire, or flood damage, or has been sold for scrap. Title brand records such as Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt and many others are crucial in the vehicle’s valuation.

  • Vehicle’s age

    The older is a vehicle the more trouble it may cause to its new owner. Typically, even if a vehicle does not have any severe damage, it eventually needs some servicing or even repairs.

  • Last odometer reading

    The odometer reading is a key indicator of the condition and value of a vehicle. The more miles a vehicle has according to either the NMVTIS or Auction records, the lower its rate, and, respectively, our score.

  • Liens

    Our system alerts you if the vehicle has ever had a lien and is unsafe to purchase to protect from possible issues.

  • Past auctions

    Our system checks whether the vehicle has been ever sold through salvage auctions.

  • Retail Value to MSRP Index

    We correlate the vehicle’s retail value from NADA with its MSRP to ascertain the comparative advantage of the purchase.

  • Primary damage

    We have data about primary damage of the vehicle, obtained directly from auctions, that help us give a fair and quick assessment of its current condition.

  • Secondary damage

    To provide you with a better assessment, along with primary damage, we take secondary damage into account as well.

  • Repair Cost Index

    We correlate the vehicle’s repair costs to its current value to determine the percentage of additional expenses to the vehicle’s price.

  • Lost-in Value

    We relate the actual cash value of a vehicle to its MSRP to assess how much the vehicle lost in value compared to a brand-new model.

  • Seller Info

    We analyze data obtained directly from the seller to provide a clear picture of the vehicle’s current condition and valuation.

To get your vehicle’s rating, run a ClearVin vehicle history report. To see a sample report, click here. If you have any questions, feel free to call +1 (844) 268 – 5991