Buying a used vehicle can be a great way to save money, but it can also be risky if you’re not careful. One of the biggest risks is purchasing a vehicle with a lien, a legal claim to the vehicle by a lender who provided financing for the purchase of the vehicle. It means that the current owner may not have full ownership of the vehicle, and the lender may repossess the vehicle if the loan is not repaid. If you’re not careful, you could end up owing thousands of dollars on a vehicle you thought was fully paid off.
A VIN lien check before buying any used vehicle can help you avoid costly mistakes and protect your investment. An approved provider of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS), VinAudit.com checks for liens as well as other potential issues and vehicle specifications.
Enter the 17-digit VIN of the vehicle to run a VinAudit report and check if the title is held for a lien: