The Vehicle Information Report™ is the most comprehensive vehicle history check in New Zealand. Available on-line and over the phone, the VIR provides you with a clear picture of the vehicle's legal status and history.
All vehicle information is thoroughly analysed and will automatically highlight an alert for any one of the 42 checks performed. From money owing to odometer fraud, a VIR gives you a clear picture of what you are buying, including:
No, there may be information that is not publicly or electronically available. As such all vehicle checking services (including the VIR) are unlikely to be able to provide:
No, the VIR contains all odometer readings currently available from the NZTA, and analyses these for any inconsistent readings. However, some older vehicles have not had all their odometer readings recorded by the NZTA. And even though the VIR will identify if MAF deemed the odometer to have been tampered with, the VIR cannot directly determine if a vehicle's odometer was wound back prior to arriving in New Zealand. The VIR does everything it can to identify problems - but it cannot guarantee that the vehicle's odometer has not been wound.
The information is sourced from several Government and private sector organisations, collated and analysed.
The information is sourced from several third party organisations in real time when you purchase a VIR. To the best of our knowledge, the information is correct at the time the VIR is generated.
NO, it's better. The VIR provides the most comprehensive report with 58 checks.
A key point of difference is our 'Past Plate Check™'. Money owing on a vehicle is one of the most important checks when buying a used car. Finance companies will usually register their interest against the vehicle's registration plate, however the registration plates can be changed making the vehicle appear debt free when it is not. It is very important to check all past plates for hidden debts.
Past Plate Check™' checks for money owing on all previous registration plates, not just the current plate.
Explanations for each highlighted issue are also available and will advise the likely cause of the problem and actions you can take to fix it.
We also provide you with a unique reference number for each VIR that can be viewed online, forever at no extra cost to you.
The VIR is the leading report in the trade. Our business partners include GE, AA, MTA, VTNZ, Trade Me, Auto Trader as well as over 700 Registered Motor Vehicle Traders.
No, VIR's are only valid at the time of issue.
Reports accessed through a reference number may be out of date due to subsequent changes made in the government databases. Think of it as a snapshot of the vehicle at the time of issue.
No, the Government's AutoCheck Service ceased operations in 1999.
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the privacy of your information, VIR has put into place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and secure the information we collect on-line.
Since your credit card information is especially sensitive, we take special care to keep it secure. We only communicate this information over secure Internet connections, using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption and security keys. This is the currently accepted standard for on-line security, and is used by the likes of banks, government agencies, etc.
We will never sell or otherwise divulge your personal information to a third party.
For the purposes of purchasing a VIR, the visitor may supply the following information:
VIR does not collect any other personal information from you unless you provide it to us. So you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
When you generate a VIR report you will be given the option to receive information from VIR by e-mail about products, promotions or special offers which we feel may be of interest to you. In the event that you do not wish to be contacted for such purposes, ensure that you untick the appropriate box as you go through the registration process. You may unsubscribe from our contact list at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link contained within all emails or by telephoning us on 0800 843 847, 24 hours.
Anonymous information is collected for every visitor to this site, on a page by page basis.
This information is collected for the sole purpose of system diagnostics, statistics and dispute resolution. We do not make any association between this information and a visitor's identity.
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on VIR.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact:
Phone: (09) 487 0090
Fax: (09) 487 0094
The Reference number is a unique code assigned to each report. With this number you can view your reports on-line, forever, for free. You can share your report with any third party, anywhere in the world instantly, such as a vehicle dealer, finance company or bank.
or construct a URL like the following...
Look for the Reference number at the top right hand corner of your report You should see something like this:
There are several different ways you can use the Reference number:
You can purchase the VIR over the phone using the following number:
Our call centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week even on Public Holidays to check.
The VIR costs NZ$ $19.95 including GST over the phone or NZ$ $19.95 including GST at https://www.motorweb.co.nz
You need a valid credit card (VISA, Master Card or American Express) to purchase a VIR on this number. Please have the following details ready for our operator: