New York being the fourth largest state by population has a lot of vehicles on the road. Many more used cars are sold in New York than new cars each year. Those that are interested in purchasing a used vehicle should know a few things. With the VIN, or vehicle identification number, anyone can lookup the vehicle history, vehicle title information, accidents, recalls and safety issues. There are a multitude of online resources that will decode your New York VIN number for free however, if you need a vehicle history report or NY vehicle title search, that will cost a few bucks. The information in a New York vehicle title search is much more detailed and include very important details if someone is looking to purchase a used vehicle. Vehicle ownership information, such as maintenance records, are typically not on file so a vehicle history report is the best option to objectively evaluate the true value of a used vehicle in NY.
A New York vehicle title search is a simple process, which is the same process as running a vehicle history report. You will need the 17 digit vehicle identification number, or VIN, of the vehicle you want to lookup. Then, find a reputable online vehicle record resource, like SearchQuarry.com, and purchase a vehicle history report. This report will also include the New York title information you’re interested in. One of the most important features of running a NY vehicle title search is finding out if the title is clean. If the vehicle title has been salvaged then it probably means it was in a gnarly accident, and totaled according to the auto insurance company. Another thing to consider when purchasing a used vehicle is if there are any current liens on the vehicle which would mean there is an unpaid loan on the vehicle and it’s still owned by the bank which means the vehicle can be repossessed. You will want to verify the information on the physical vehicle title as well to make sure the name matches the seller’s name, to avoid and fraud and loss of money. There are a lot of vehicle scams to be wary of. It’s considered best practice to run a vehicle history report on any used vehicle that is purchased in New York