We have checked the VIN code of our car with CarVertical and in this post we will share our experience with you.
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Who or what
is a CarVertical?
The company CarVertical came on the market in summer 2018. The goal of this company is to provide services for people in an area of vehicle history verification using the VIN code by which each vehicle must be marked.
Thanks to the cooperation with BMW, the company CarVertical was practically the first, who started with realtime vehicle information collecting. Another advantage is the use of the technology BlockChain, which ensures, that the vehicle data has not been manipulated with.
FIRST STEP: Enter the VIN code
Using the entrance website VIN check free we entered the VIN code of our vehicle. For the obvious reasons, we will not provide the exact VIN code here, however it is the second generation Škoda Superb 2010 with a 2.0 TDI with output power of 125 kW.
SECOND STEP: VIN Verification and Information Retrieval
After entering the VIN code, you will be transferred to the VIN verification process and
subsequent retrieval of all available information and records relating to
entered VIN code and vehicle. You should see this screen.
As soon as is this Free VIN Check and available data collection complete, a
message will appear on the website. This message will show you, which vehicle it is
according to the VIN code and will give you the ability to view all available
history of the vehicle.
The VIN Check process is now over. To this moment the whole VIN control process is for FREE.
However, if we want a complete vehicle history report containing all of the
important information, we have no choice but to pay for it. But do not worry,
it is not a big sum and in the end this „few bucks“ can save you hundreds or thousands.
THIRT STEP: Buying the Complete Vehicle History report
Below the message of successfully finding the vehicle information, we have a choice of two
The best decision is to buy two reports, when you can save up to 35 % from the amount of one vehicle history report.
Because you are usually hesitant when it comes to finding a new vehicle, certainly this version seems to be the best solution.
We chose this package because we checked the VIN code of our another vehicle (BMW), about
which we will write another review hopefully soon.
Okay, We are choosing a package with very reasonable price of $10.49 per vehicle history report.
Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal or now also by cryptocurrency Ethereum.
vehicle (vehicle history report) will be sent to your email address, where you will also find the link
to the results of the VIN check.
Detailed Overview of Our Checked VIN and Vehicle History
After opening the vehicle history report, we get to the intro-page, where we can see basic
information about the vehicle and a quick summary of the entire vehicle history report,
so-called „Your car in a nutshell “. Here comes the first „fright “, as we hear
the news that the mileage of this vehicle may be tampered.
The vehicle history report also showed the information, that there are also records about vehicle damage which we already knew about.
Although CarVertical is based on BlockChain technology, we are finding out the
information, that our overview about the tested VIN was saved to the BlockChain, so it can no longer be manipulated with.
Let’s take a look at the details about our vehicle checked VIN & vehicle history.
1. Spotted Activity
After the brief summary we are getting to the section „spotted activity “, on
the timeline we learn, when was the vehicle first registered, when was the MOT (the event of technical inspection) or emission control performed and visible are also the dates, when
was a change of the owner and damage to the car.
None of the information has been confirmed for our vehicle.
2. Stolen Vehicle Check
In this part of the vehicle history report we found out that the VIN code check
up took place in several databases, the stolen vehicles again with negative
results. The verification of the VIN code took place in a total of 13
databases of stolen vehicles around the world.
- Czech Republic
- United States of America
3. PROBLEM DETECTED! Odometer rollback?!
In this section we are returning to the problem with mileage which was
mentioned at the beginning. When we were buying the vehicle, nothing was
mentioned and according to VIN inspection at the company CEBIA, no such
information has been confirmed in their certificate.
In our purchased CarVertical vehicle history report we are finding a graph, which shows the
process of mileage on our vehicle and we are amazed to find that someone/something
has probably manipulated with the vehicle’s odometer.
At the moment, we find out that CarVertical probably has another database in which it found data on the condition of the odometer with values 161,539 km and 148,886 km.
So the questions are:
- Can the official website for checking the mileage from the Ministry of Transport really be trusted?
- How is it possible that a private company (CarVertical) has more data in a database about a specific VIN code than a state administration?
- Why didn’t CEBIA even discover this fact?
We are now really surprised by the result of the CarVertical Vin Check, and it is really WORTH OF MONEY!