Service verifies VIN history for pre-owned vehicles

Publish Date: 
Oct 9, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - instaVIN has launched a Certified Pre-Owned Powersports program designed to help dealers attract and retain customers for used motorcycles, ATVs, watercraft, snowmobiles and RVs.

The instaVIN program reportedly enables dealers to certify their franchised nameplates and off-makes for nearly every make and model of motorcycle, ATV, watercraft, snowmobile and RV. The offering consists of three parts:

  • Current instaVIN vehicle history and title report (when available)
  • Up to 99-point vehicle inspection
  • Up to 12-month limited warranty for each vehicle

Once the dealer chooses to certify a vehicle, a certification package is purchased from instaVIN, which allows the dealer to run an instaVIN vehicle history and title report to check for negative title brands and similar events. Assuming all is clear with the instaVIN history report, the dealer either performs a vehicle inspection according to the program's certification standards, or orders an independent inspection through instaVIN.

After passing inspection, the vehicle is registered with instaVIN and a limited warranty is issued of up to 12 months, depending on vehicle type. Following registration, the dealer has access to a free copy of the comprehensive CPO report they can provide to their customer to validate the warranty, including the instaVIN Vehicle History information and complete inspection reports.

The instaVIN Certified Pre-Owned Powersports Program is administered by NAC and backed by an A-rated insurance carrier with more than $26 billion in assets, the company said. For a free demo, call 800-249-7157 or click here.

Posted by Holly Wagner