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Our Salvage Database has

Salvage Vehicle Records in our database

up to
Paid in monthly insurance due to automotive insurance fraud
In losses are caused by fraudulent schemes
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Buying a salvaged car is especially risky as, without the relevant information, you won’t know if the car you’ve just bought may have other underlying damage or defects that can affect its roadworthiness. You can potentially jeopardize your life and that of others if the vehicle develops major problems without warning.

What is a Salvage Title?

A salvage title is a vehicle title branding that indicates whether the vehicle has had significant damage or is deemed a total loss by an insurance company. In such cases, a state’s motor vehicle agency/department of motor vehicles (DMV) will issue a "salvage" or "junk" certificate to that car.

While the criteria for determining salvage title varies from state to state, it should be considered a red flag. Generally, damaged vehicles with very high repair costs will be considered salvaged. In some states, a stolen or unrecovered vehicle may also be considered salvage.

If we have salvage records for a vehicle, we will provide you with the following information:

  • Vehicle Title
  • Mileage (odometer reading)
  • Primary Damage
  • Secondary Damage (if any)
  • Loss Type (damage details)

Millions of Vehicles Deemed Salvage Annually

The number of vehicles with a salvage title on the market has increased by more than 50 percent. Many of these vehicles are often rebuilt and sold by sellers who fail to disclose the necessary salvage information.

VinFreeCheck helps consumers in protecting themselves from unknowingly buying salvage vehicles. We aim to provide information on:

  • salvage vehicles
  • vehicles damaged by hail, flood, or fire
  • vehicles with mileage discrepancies/odometer rollbacks
  • vehicles from the gray market

While we provide information on damaged vehicles, we do not guarantee that the vehicles have a salvage title. VinFreeCheck discloses information on any recorded damage to help you make a more informed decision.

Other Brands

The salvage title is sometimes referred to as a brand. Brands simply note what has happened to a particular vehicle. Other brands may also be found as part of our salvage title check. These include:

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Flood Damage

The vehicle may have been damaged during a flood. Various mechanical or electrical issues may have yet to be repaired or found.

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Hail Damage

The car may have been in a hailstorm, severely damaging its exterior and possibly even interior components, such as the engine or cabin area.

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A vehicle that was severely damaged and then rebuilt by a licensed remanufacturer, consisting of used or reconditioned spare parts

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The car is no longer roadworthy and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap.

What Does the Report Provide?

Basic VIN Title Check

VinFreeCheck checks your VIN against all standard title checks (flood, junk, lemon, etc.) for FREE. We may not be able to provide specific details on a standard title brand problem, but you may want to purchase an NMVTIS report to find out more.


Damage Records

Sometimes, a vehicle for sale at an attractive price may have been used in a vehicle testing facility. Without a vehicle history report, you might end up dealing with multiple breakdowns on the road. With a simple check, you might be able to detect any damage the vehicle sustained and make a better-informed decision on whether to purchase it or not.


Vehicle Specifications

If you need more information about the vehicle’s specifications, such as its engine and transmission type, dimensions, horsepower rating, torque, and more, our report provides. You can also get its current market value and know if you might be overpaying for your purchase.

vehicle specification section in vinfreecheck's vehicle history report

Odometer Records

Checks the odometer readings of the car throughout its use. This helps you determine if an odometer may have been tampered with.

odometer records section in vinfreecheck's vehicle history report

Lien/Insurance Records

VinFreeCheck also checks your VIN against third-party databases to look for outstanding insurance issues, loan repayments, liens, repossession records, and even theft records. Don't let the seller sell you a car without him clearing whatever loans/liens have yet to be paid off, or you risk the bank repossessing the car!


Where Do I Start?

Getting your report has never been easier!

1. Acquire the VIN of the car you’d like to check.

2. Key it into the lookup form at the top of this page.

3. Click on Check VIN to fetch the report!

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