You're eyeing a car to buy and want to know its accident history before you can commit your hard-earned money. It's always smart to do some background checks, and this article is going to teach you how to do it the correct way.
Step 1: Locate the VIN Number (Also known as the chassis number)
What does it look like, and what does it mean?
Step 2: Use the VIN Number To Find History
Companies like CarFax and AutoCheck gather information from insurance companies, police departments, auction houses and DMVs to piece together a history on as many cars as possible. These aggregators are based in USA, and provide insights on American-Spec vehicles. You must also note that there is a payable service fee before you can acquire this information.
As you might know, nothing like this exists in UAE and therefore you can only find very limited information on GCC cars. There is a single governmental portal that does allow you to search for accident history, but this is known to be less reliable than the aforementioned services. Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG) allows car buyers to search a car's history in UAE and highlights any accidents that may have occurred. This history is retrieved through insurance claims, but only provides a basic idea of the seriousness of the damage.
BeSoji Accident History & Inspection Report:
Current is better than history! A BeSoji inspection report can give you far more transparency than any history service out there. That's because we aren't limited to specific data centers. Instead, we inspect the car in real-time and share the current condition of the car. Our report includes accident history, chassis condition report, computer diagnostic test as well as the mechanical condition of the car.
Our inspection only costs 349 AED and takes place at the seller's location!