Always run a Quick Revs check before buying a used car.
It is a financially prudent habit and can save you from huge legal problems.
In 1989, Vehicle Identification Numbers, or VINs, became the standard identification tool for motorvehicles sold in Australia. In 2012, the Personal Properties Securities Registry was introduced, which collects vital information about vehicles across the country. This registry, known as the PPSR, associates each vehicle with its VIN to store information.
When buying a used car, it can be a great idea to get a PPSR report prior to purchase. A PPSR report gives you a comprehensive history of the car, including:
But what if you want to purchase a used car made before 1989?
For those vehicles manufactured before the introduction of the VIN, you can still get a PPSR report. How? By using the car’s chassis number.
Luckily it's no harder to perform a REVS check using a chassis number than with a VIN or rego! Simply enter the car’s chassis number into the search bar, make small payment, and instantly receive your PPSR report.
It's important to check any used vehicle with a PPSR report prior to purchase, but for cars older than 1989, it can be crucial. They’ve got a lot more years and a lot more history on them – the last thing you want is to purchase a car with a dodgy, unreliable past!