A PPSR search will provide you with relevant information on the vehicle’s history that can help you avoid purchasing a vehicle with finance attached to it, or that’s been flagged as stolen by the owner.
This can be especially helpful, considering a car with security interest recorded against it could be repossessed and towed away from you at any point.
A PPSR search will usually include information recorded against the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), such as:
You’ll receive a search certificate on your vehicle check as your record of results.
A PPSR search will not provide all the information you may be seeking about a vehicle and its history. Information that’s not available in a PPSR search includes:
A PPSR search will show if a used vehicle for sale has any encumbrance, finance remaining or any other secured parties still involved, either in name, business or finance. It will also alert you if the vehicle is stolen – in which case, the police may take possession of it.
Before you purchase a car from someone, you should do a PPSR search to ensure the vehicle is not still tied up in finance. It’s your responsibility to make sure that you’re purchasing something free from any claims from other entities.
It’s a good idea to do a PPSR car history check every time you plan to purchase a car, especially a second-hand vehicle, whether from a car yard or through a private seller. Generally, a new car would not need this check if you’ve purchased from a dealership.
A PPSR car check can be done instantly. As soon as you enter the rego number of the vehicle into the PPSR Car Check tool, you’ll receive a report of results to give you peace of mind that the car is free from interests and ready to buy.