The all new instaVIN

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instaVIN Resource Center

Are you looking for a convenient way to obtain a vehicle history report? Look no further! At instaVIN, you’ll have everything at your fingertips. We have a full array of products, services, and solutions to make it easy to find what you need when you need it most. Our commitment to top quality service and affordability puts us at the top of the market. Why trust anyone else for your vehicle history report needs? Find out about our many service options so you can quickly resolve your needs and move forward with sale, purchase, salvage, total loss, or other vehicle issues. Read more about the services you’ll find at instaVIN.

InstaVIN Offers Products and Services Including:

  • RV History Report
  • Car History Reports
  • Truck History Report
  • Salvage Check and VIN Reports
  • And More

We provide assistance for an array of circumstances involving vehicles. Our services include a check of many circumstances that could be in your vehicle’s history. The vehicle history report will include:

  • Vehicle Specifications
  • Severe Accident Data
  • Junk and Salvage Reports
  • Historical Title Information
  • Disclosure of Brand History, including Flood, Odometer Rollback, and other Problem Events.
  • And More

With our help, you’ll have a complete history of your vehicle before entering into a sale. Don’t end up with a lemon—let instaVIN help you get the answers you need when you need them most.

Partnership with NMVTIS

For real time Government title and brand date we are partnered with the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) – NMVTIS is the only database in the US which states, insurance carrier, and junk yards are required by federal law to report their data to. NMVTIS reports on 5 key areas; the current state of title and last title date, odometer reading, brand history, total loss history and salvage history.

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is a federal database containing automobile information from participating states, ALL insurance carriers and ALL of salvage industry. The information is available to the public, and can provide valuable information about a vehicle’s history and problems. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System is designed to protect consumers from fraud and unsafe vehicles and to keep stolen vehicles from being resold. NMVTIS is also a tool that assists states and law enforcement in deterring and preventing title fraud and other crimes.

Use NMVTIS to access important vehicle history information. Data available to consumers include:

  • Title data
  • Brand history
  • Odometer reading
  • Total loss history
  • Salvage history

To understand what information will be included in an NMVTIS Vehicle History Report or learn more about the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, please visit the main site or read the NMVTIS Consumer Access Product Disclaimer.

Understanding an NMVTIS Vehicle History Report

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CA AB 1215 Compliance

On September 26, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed California AB 1215, into law, legislation that accomplishes three goals: (1) increases the fees that California car and truck dealers can charge for licensing, (2) requires dealers to use Electronic Titling (ELT) and (3) governs how dealers disclose previously damaged used cars. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2012.

And because of CA AB 1215, starting on July 1, 2012, California new and used car and truck dealers will have to check a NMVTIS (National Motor Vehicle Title Information System) report before selling any used vehicle. NMVTIS vehicle history check information contains the most up-to-date DMV title information from participating states, along with the industry’s most complete salvage auction, junkyard and insurance company sourced total loss information.
instaVIN Vehicle History Service (, a leading NMVTIS Access Provider, is one of the companies that will enable California dealers to comply with the new law. Dealers can check instaVIN’s NMVTIS-based vehicle history reports and properly affix the warning sticker if needed. When there are no reported problems, the dealer can show instaVIN car history reports to prospects, showing that vehicles are free of NMVTIS-sourced salvage title history and other issues.

Now that you’ve found us, you won’t have to wonder about your vehicle’s history. Get full VIN reports before you agree to the sale. InstaVIN is here to put everything you need at your fingertips so you have answers right away. With online access to RV history report, car history reports, truck history report, and other vehicle history reports, you can quickly find out everything you need to know about your vehicle. Our goal is to ensure you get the truth about a vehicle before you buy it.

Our simple online process gives you answers in just minutes. With just the click of a button, you will be on your way to receiving a vehicle history report and title report or a salvage and VIN check. It’s never been so easy to find out everything there is to know about your vehicle. Contact instaVIN today at 858-27-INSTA (46782) or to find out more about our products and services.