The Vehicle Information Report is an important information source when buying or selling a previously owned vehicle. Sellers can present the report as part of a vehicle sales package. As a buyer, the Vehicle Information Report will help you to make an informed decision. The report is not intended to replace a mechanical inspection.
The following information is found on the Vehicle Information Report:
Date and Time – the date and time that the report was printed. Information in the report is only current at the date and time it is produced as it is subject to change at any time after the report is printed.
Vehicle Description – the year, make (e.g. Chrysler, Ford), model (e.g. Voyageur, Aerostar), style (e.g. 2-door, 4-door), color and fuel type (e.g. gasoline, propane)
Vehicle Status – the current status of the vehicle, and if applicable, the last date that the vehicle was written-off.
Vehicle Registration – registration information will tell you the date Alberta Registries first entered the vehicle in its records. The report will give you the latest registration date and the municipality where the registrant resided. This information is also provided for the seven most recent registrations, based on information available since December 1993.
License Plate Classification – the latest license plate classification (e.g. passenger, commercial, farm or rental). Up to seven of the most recent license plate classifications can be reported.
Lien Information – the number of liens and other related instruments which are registered in the province of Alberta and associated with the serial number.