When deciding whether or not to buy a used motor vehicle, you want to know that the vehicle you’re getting is what you’re paying for. This is where motor vehicle records come in.
With the car, motorcycle or RV’s history report in-hand, you will be able to see whether the car was in an accident, if the car has ever been stolen, or if the car ever suffered damage. You may even find discrepancies in the odometer, which could point to odometer fraud.
If you’re thinking of buying or selling a motor vehicle, you’re going to need those motor vehicle records. But getting vehicle records can be a real hassle. That’s where MVD Express can help! We can provide you with a CARFAX report for any vehicle you are considering buying.
What to Bring when Getting Vehicle Records
When you come to MVD Express for a vehicle’s records, you’ll need to bring the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle. VIN numbers are unique to each vehicle, just like fingerprints are unique to each person.
The location of the VIN in cars can vary depending on the manufacturer. Common locations include:
- On the driver’s side door frame
- On the dash near the windshield
- On the engine itself
- On your car’s title, registration, maintenance book or on the declarations page of your insurance policy
Depending on the make of the motorcycle, you can usually find the VIN in the following places:
- Frame neck or on the front of the frame
- The fork
- Bottom of the cylinders on the block
- The right side of the engine just above the cylinder
The location of the VIN depends on the make as well as age of the RV. You can usually find the VIN:
- On the firewall
- Dash by the windshield
- Driver’s door
- Left hand inner wheel arch
- Steering column
- Guarantee and maintenance book
- On the RV’s title, registration or insurance policy
With the vehicle’s VIN number and motor vehicle records in your hand, you’ll be able to know whether the vehicle is worth buying or not.
Albuquerque’s Motor Vehicle Records Source
Buying or selling a vehicle is serious business — you need express service that can get you on your way as soon as possible. At MVD Express we’re all about fast, but we’re also all about knowledgeable and quality service to go along with it. We also offer a wide range of services to suit all of your MVD needs, including help paying citations, renewing your driver’s license, and registering fleet vehicles. With a location right around the corner, you can be sure you’ll be able to get all your vehicle record needs fulfilled! Contact us for more information.
Call your local MVD Express today to talk to one of our helpful staff members about getting vehicle records!
575-373-8247 in Las Cruces
505-294-1732 for all Other Offices
MVD Express is proud to serve New Mexico with locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.