The vehicle identification number (VIN) is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car’s unique features, specifications and manufacturer. The VIN can be found in a couple of places including on the car’s registration label (1), on the compliance plate in the engine bay (2) or on the passenger side windshield (3), or on one of the door posts (where the door latches when it is closed) (4).
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or Vehicle Chassis Number can be found in a couple of places including on the car’s registration label, on the build plaque in the engine bay or on the passenger side windshield and door jamb. It also appears on registration and insurance documents. Make sure you enter the VIN accurately, here are tips to make sure you have the right number:
Chassis number is the unique identifier for every car built in Japan. Japanese carmakers do not use a Vehicle Identification Number as is common in the United States and elsewhere. Instead, Japan uses a Chassis (Frame) Number — nine to twelve alphanumeric characters identifying model and serial number.
If the car you requested a CTOS report for has been reported as stolen, we suggest contacting the law enforcement.
These ratings referring to the vehicle’s Australians New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) crash test performance. You can find out more about these ratings and how they’re worked out at www.ancap.com.au
The No Claim Discount (NCD) is a reward scheme received by motor policy holders for not making a claim during the preceding 12 months.
Consumers are eligible for NCD ranging from 0% to 55% of the premium payable depending on the type of vehicle, coverage and number of years claim not intimated. For a private car, the scale of NCD ranges from 0% to 55% as provided in the policy/certificate whereas for motorcycles and commercial vehicles, it ranges from 0% to 25%.
CTOS helps UK and Japanese car importers and shoppers make better purchase decisions when buying used or reconditioned vehicles. The CTOS Vehicle Check Report provides detailed information about a vehicle’s past and can help uncover hidden negative history.
The CTOS Vehicle Check Report can provide you with:
CTOS Vehicle Check Reports contain information that might affect your decision about whether or not to buy a Japanese, UK or Malaysian used vehicle or how much you might want to pay. Avoid being a victim of fraud by unknowingly purchasing a car that has been stolen, scrapped or involved in a severe accident and then refurbished and re-sold without any disclosure. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection, to make a better decision about your next used car.
Used car buyers and sellers, dealerships, as well as listings sites can benefit CTOS’s independent car information. With more transparency and accountability in the used car market, there will be less chance for fraudulent activity. Importers and buyers of used cars can shop with confidence knowing the vehicle doesn’t have any hidden negative history, and sellers of used Japanese and UK cars can sell faster by instilling trust in the buyer.
Used car dealers using CTOS Vehicle Check Reports can ensure no vehicles with negative history come through their business, thus saving possible problems and money down the road.
For Japanese cars:
It will be sent to your profile page. You can also view the report within up to 30 days from purchase. (Malaysian Reports only)
When you order a CTOS Vehicle Check Report, our systems immediately access several databases to compile the report. This usually takes less than 30 seconds, however Japan standard reports can take up to 24 hours. If you find it is taking too long to generate your report, you will be notified by email via the email address you provided as soon as it is ready. Your report can also be viewed online through the Profile section of the Website.
We do rely on external data for some parts of your report. These can sometimes be delayed but this is unfortunately out of our control. If you haven’t received your report or are having trouble you may contact us at 03-2722 8833
Probably not. The purpose of a CTOS Vehicle Check Report is to assist buyers in making informed decisions when purchasing a used car and to allow sellers to demonstrate transparency and build confidence in the buying process. Since we cannot guarantee or certify the accuracy of data listed in the report, it may have limited value in a court of law.
No, it is not possible. To run a report you need to provide us the correct chassis / VIN number.
You can buy reports for any UK, Japanese and Malaysian registered vehicles.
Yes, CTOS has sample report for you to review! Take a look at sample report on our "Sample Reports" pages, found in the top menu.
Reports from Japan and the UK would cover most of these:
The CTOS database is comprised of many different data sources which combine to present a comprehensive vehicle history. However, we are reliant on the availability of this data from third party supplier data sources and there will be occasions where specific vehicle data is not available from those sources, i.e. Auction Sold Prices are not available for some vehicles.
Information provided in this report comes from various data sources from different countries. These include: car manufacturers, used car auctions, salvage car auctions, insurance companies, auto dealers, inspection sites and several state agencies.
“No Records Found” indicates that CTOS found no information in that category at that particular point in time. This could mean that we have not yet received that data or it could be an indication of a problem-free condition. Vehicles that most often show up as “No Records Found” are newer, so we may not yet have received any information for that vehicle.
No. CTOS is not a certified provider of legal advice nor does it offer legal assistance.
We only accept online payments.
You can click on the “My Reports” button on the top right of the page to view your reports. Please note that reports from Malaysia are only available for a period of 30 days from the date of purchase. After this period the report will expire and will be removed from the server.
All transaction made are final and no refund, exchange or cancellation will be considered. You must agree to these conditions when a purchase is made. Please ensure all details are correct at the time of purchase so no problems arise.