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Vehicle identification number (VIN) searches are critical security features to buying a car. VINs serve several key purposes:
-- Defend against consumer fraud and theft
-- Assure accurate information regarding a vehicle's history
-- Identify any glitches in the vehicle's title
When used cars are certified, the VIN is verified against a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) database.
Since VIN records are centralized, it is simple for any person to access the records of a prospective used car. As a result, conducting a VIN number searc is essential to making the right car buy.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|