Now known as a PPSR check, you need a REVS check to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.
For most Australians, the only way they can afford a vehicle is to buy second hand. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, you can end up either paying more than the car is worth, buying a car the seller still owes money on or even buying a stolen car.
Make sure you’re getting what you pay for
Unless you’re buying from a recognised, accredited car dealer, anything’s possible. You could buy a car that says it has only done 150,000kms but really has done over 300,000kms. If you don’t check, you could end up paying far more than the car is worth—up to $10,000 more in some cases.
Something very similar happened to a Sydney man
who ended up paying $12,000 more than his car was worth because he didn’t get it checked out.
Cost of a REVS check v buying a stolen car
Under current Australian law, if you buy a stolen car you will more often than not lose the car and the money you paid for it. That’s why it’s so important to check the history of the car. And checking the car’s history is quite a quick process, and in the end could save you thousands of dollars.
Be careful where you get your REVS check from
Some non-government websites are charging up to $25 for a single REVS check according to the Sydney Morning Herald
. This is more than $20above what the Australian government charges.
When you consider some consumers will carry out a REVS check on up to 4 or 5 vehicles before they make a purchasing decision, that’s quite a lot of money. Especially, when all you’re trying to do is ensure the car—and the car sale—is legitimate.
Get peace of mind with a cheap REVS check
A REVS check really just enables you to feel secure in the knowledge the car you’re about to buy—or considering getting finance for—is legitimate.
You shouldn’t have to fork out $25 per car for that. Not when you’re going to want to shop around and look for the best car deal for your needs.
Carrying out your REVS check with Quick Revs is fast, simple, straight-forward and affordable. A REVS check provides you with a finance check, registration details, specifications of the car and a check to see if the car has been stolen or written-off.
Don’t be the victim of fraud. Check the history of the vehicle you’re about to purchase with a cheap REVS check from Quick Revs.