instaVIN announced Tuesday a free mobile app designed to allows users to run a VIN check and generate vehicle history and title reports from the company.
To do this, users simply scan the VIN barcode on existing photos or entering the VIN manually.
Through the mobile app, dealers can scan VIN numbers while they’re at the auction to instantaneously pull up a report. Additionally, officials said users can apply existing account credits to run reports; they can buy new ones from instaVIN’s website or through the app.
Additionally, users can check out past reports and account history.
The app can be found in the iTunes store for iPhone 3GS, or greater, iPod and iPad.
“instaVIN reports provide DMV title history, salvage, insurance total loss and other critical information to help identify title problems prior to purchase,” the company explained. “They also expose the ‘worst of the worst’ events that can affect a vehicle's safety and value. This may help uncover potential buyer or seller fraud.”
The company also stressed that its reports are compliant with California’s new law that requires dealers to provide NMVTIS-based history reports to buyers (AB1215).
There are more than 100 data points on each instaVIN report, which also include additional sourced information like:
— Active theft data
— Listing information
— Open lien with financial institution disclosure
— Impound and towing events
— Minor accident data where available