Review of CarVertical


We have checked the VIN code of our car with CarVertical and in this post we will share our experience with you.

The only CarVertical Review you need to read.

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.

Vin check verification process with CarVertical.
Vin check verification process with CarVertical.

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


Successfully checked VIN code
Successfully checked VIN code

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.

Package selection of Vehicle history report
Package selection of Vehicle history report
After the payment is made, a confirmation and a detailed overview of the inspected

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
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.

Results of VIN check of our car in a nutshell.
Results of VIN check of our car in a nutshell.

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.

Car Registration & detected damage to this car
Car Registration & detected damage to this car
There is a total of 8 records about our vehicle and we confirm that they are TRUE and that the events match the reality. Further in this section, an inspection was made to see if the vehicle is not a subject of any lease, debt collection process or has not been used as a TAXI and much more – see picture below.

None of the information has been confirmed for our vehicle.

Vehicle usage and ownership restrictions
Vehicle usage and ownership restrictions

2. Stolen Vehicle Check

In this part of the vehicle history report we found out that the VIN code check
took place in several databases, the stolen vehicles again with negative
. The verification of the VIN code took place in a total of 13
databases of stolen vehicles
around the world.

Stolen car database check preview
Stolen car database check preview
Specifically, stolen car databases of these countries was verified:
  • Norway
  • Slovenia
  • Ukraine
  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania
  • Netherlands
  • Romania
  • Canada
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • 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.

Suspiction of odometer rollback according the graph.
Suspiction of odometer rollback according the graph.
We were really surprised by this information. Especially for the data 2014-06, when the data on the tachometer showed 161,539 km and 9 months later the condition was 12,653 km smaller. As well as data from 2016-10, where the condition of the odometer is 1 km. In this case, it is a possible mistake, as the next value in the time 2017-05 is 185,648 km, which would correspond to reality.
We will therefore try to verify this information on the website, which is operated by the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic.
So we enter our VIN code on the website and check it. The result is as follows.
Odometer check with official website of Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic
Odometer check with official website of Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic

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?
However, the note in the overview also mentions that the accuracy and completeness of mileage data cannot be 100% guaranteed.

We are now really surprised by the result of the CarVertical Vin Check, and it is really WORTH OF MONEY!


4. Section Maintenance

A very nicely designed timeline that displays information about vehicle maintenance and recommendations on what maintenance to perform or check on the vehicle in the coming period and whether they have been performed in the past.
Vehicle maintenance overview and instructions.
Vehicle maintenance overview and instructions.
Here, the last three states can be seen in the example, but on the timeline you can see the individual maintenance step by step up to the state of 15,000 km, ie the first warranty inspection of the car. Really useful.

5. Vehicle damage report

In this part of vehicle history report we learn about every reported damage to this vehicle. As we know about these damages from the past, we are glad that they are included in this overview of the vehicle. In total, two damage records are available in the overview, which are graphically displayed on the interactive model.
Interactive model showing vehicle damage
Interactive model showing vehicle damage
It also contains information about the estimated cost of repair and the country in which the damage occurred. In our case, it was the Czech Republic.
There is a large amount of information about damage-related changes of ownership document & potential problems related to the title. The picture below shows a fraction of the information that is part of the CarVertical VIN check performed.
Demonstration of checking VIN for other problems related to the vehicle
Demonstration of checking VIN for other problems related to the vehicle

5. Vehicle specifications & equipment

In the last but one part of the vehicle history report shows information about the vehicle’s equipment, engine, type of transmission, etc. There is also a lot of information about the equipment, so here is a fraction of what the overview offers.
Vehicle specification and equipment report
Vehicle specification and equipment report

6. Checklist

A very well written section called Checklist, which provides practical instructions and advice on how to perform a pre-buy or basic check on this type of vehicle. Known defects that affect this car model are also listed.
At the same time, there are procedures for detecting various defects, from damage to the seal under the engine head, suspension, frame, brake system to the inspection of the body, paint, etc.
Vehicle checking procedure.
Vehicle checking procedure.
As you can see, checking the VIN and checking the history of the vehicle via CarVertical is really a valuable help both when buying a used car or just to find out the history of your current vehicle.
CarVertical vehicle history report can help you uncover hidden vehicle problems that could cost you tens or, in extreme cases, hundreds or thousands of $.

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