AA Vehicle History Report

Check before you buy with a comprehensive AA Vehicle History report

You will need a valid New Zealand debit or credit card to purchase an AA Vehicle History report

Check a car's history. Buy with confidence.

Our AA Vehicle History Report scans through 3 million records covering cars, vans, trucks, motorbikes, caravans and trailers, making it easy to check almost any vehicle in NZ.  Don't buy an insurance write-off, stolen car or a car about to be repossessed.

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An AA Vehicle History Report tells you if the vehicle has:

  • finance outstanding
  • has been re-registered (perhaps due to an insurance write-off)
  • been recorded as stolen by the Police
  • a wound back/clocked odometer

How to purchase a car history check

  1. Enter the vehicle details
  2. Enter your contact details
  3. Pay securely by credit card

Vehicle information we provide

Why check a car's registration or history? Many cars sold today have hidden problems that can cost new owners thousands of dollars, including outstanding finance, underlying damage after previously being written off or tampered odometers. If the vehicle has been registered in New Zealand, an AA Vehicle History report will give you the information you need to buy with confidence.

Car registration and history checks are emailed and provided as a PDF file that gives you the following information:

Section What we check
Security interest Is there is any money owing on the car? If there is, the car could get repossessed.
Police Has the car has been reported stolen or do the police have any alerts against it? We also check for any unpaid fees which a new owner would have to pay.
Odometer history Is the odometer reading legitimate, or does it appear to have been wound back? You'll get a detailed history of the recorded odometer reading at every WoF check.
Warrant of fitness This car check shows the expiry date of the car's WoF.
Registration The registration check shows the expiry date of the licence and will confirm the number plates and type of registration allocated against the car.
Vehicle details Learn about the fuel economy, safety rating and emissions for most late model light cars.
Importation status Information about the importation details of the car. We let you know about any water or fire damage to the car which would cause it to fall below the safety standards required by New Zealand law.
Ownership history This part of the check will show the dates when the vehicle was bought and sold. Under NZ privacy legislation, the names of private owners cannot be disclosed, however, names of any company owners will be provided.

For technical enquiries call 0800 500 333