How to Find a Title for a Car With VIN

by Tiffany Raiford

With the vehicle identification number, or VIN, of a vehicle, anyone has the power to locate the title of that specific vehicle. Vehicle title searches are commonly done using the VIN. Potential purchasers of a car can get a complete title history of the vehicle before they make their final decision to purchase a vehicle. Titles reveal the complete history of vehicles, including the number of owners, accidents and repairs the vehicle has had over the course of its life.

Visit the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System website. This site is a subsidiary of the U.S. Department of Justice, which partners with search companies that perform online title searches for anyone with a vehicle identification number.

Click on the "Check Vehicle History" link. Choose one of the three approved providers. Each provider's search process works the same way.

Enter the VIN of the vehicle to do a title search. Provide your credit card and personal information before reviewing and submitting your search. The vehicle's title is brought up for you to view.

About the Author

Tiffany Raiford has several years of experience writing freelance. Her writing focuses primarily on articles relating to parenting, pregnancy and travel. Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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