1. Always check the VIN number specified in the PTS with what you see with your own eyes. On modern cars, the number can be applied in several places (under the passenger's seat, driver's seat, in the trunk). The location of the identification number for a particular model should be studied before inspection.
2. Check the element on which the number is applied for traces of welding and painting work. On some models, the VIN is applied to the factory sticker and is located in the doorway. If the sticker has been dismantled, it can be noticed with careful inspection.
3. Look closely at the letters and numbers. To fake a number correctly is an art.
4. Check VIN and state number on online databases. The slightest discrepancy in the facts about the history of the car can already lead to suspicion. By the way, the Frame code does not always make its way through the database, a feature of the service. If there is no information, it is better to visit the unit in person and make inquiries.
5. Do not choose cars at the "bottom" of the market. Every seller — both a real owner and a reseller - does not set a goal to sell a good car at a low price.
6. It's not so scary to overpay as to lose everything: both the car and the money. A car that has been removed from the register or has received a permanent ban on registration actions can move on its own, participate in exhibitions, be serviced, repaired and live an ordinary car life, but its legal path, unfortunately, is over.