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Heaps! The Checka Full Check covers off the vehicle details, history, fuel economy, safety features and rating, mileage, WOF status and more. This info helps you answer these important questions:
Checka is one of New Zealand's leading specialist vehicle report providers, offering comprehensive vehicle information to individuals and car dealers.
Checka obtains its data direct and in real time from New Zealand Transport Agency, rightcar.co.nz and the New Zealand Companies Office (Personal Property Securities Register).
Checka reports are easy to read and understand, with any potential problems clearly flagged.
The Checka Full Check comes with free Purchase Agreement and Change of Ownership which can be processed in a matter of minutes - so you can be on the road TOOTSWEET (rather than in a line at the Post Office).
Check the seller is who they say they are with Checka's FREE ownership check.
Unlike others in the market, this report is independent of the full check so you can run this before paying for the full check.
You'll just need the seller's name and drivers licence details.
A Full Check is the only way to cover all the bases:
Ownership history and plate history
WOF / Registration / RUCs status
Stolen vehicle check
Money owing check
Government safety rating
THERE ARE SOME RED FLAGS
Not all warnings or flags on a vehicle need be fatal to the deal. But knowledge is power. Knowing an issue is there gives you a starting point for further investigation, or in some cases, negotiation.
Money owing: The Vehicle check will show if there is money owing, and if so, to whom. This means you can check with the finance company that arrangements for repaying the debt have been made and that the financing statement will be lifted. In some cases this could mean you pay the finance company some or all of the purchase price directly.
Inconsistent odometer: Odometer issues are picked up via WOF records. Mileages are recorded at every WOF check and if the mileage is lower than a previous record, it will be flagged in the system. However, in some cases the issue arises when the mileage is recorded. Previous WOF check sheets can often be obtained and the error corrected, so if this is the case, insist the seller does this before you commit to anything.
Damaged vehicle: Yes, damaged or written off vehicles from overseas can be imported to New Zealand, repaired and sold. Of course, these vehicles have to be compliant and pass a WOF prior to registration, but the effects of some types of damage (e.g. water damage) can be difficult to pick up in these checks. If you are looking at a damaged vehicle it is vital you undertake your own investigations to feel comfortable with the quality of the vehicle you are buying. Inherent defects at the time of purchase will not be covered by a mechanical warranty or any other insurance. You also need to consider the effect on value this status has on the vehicle when you come to sell.