Vehicle History Report

What’s a VIN?
A Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is the 17-character identifier for your car, truck, or motorcycle. It looks like this: 1VXBR12EXCP901213, and encodes the vehicle’s manufacturer, features, and serial number. No two vehicles have the same VIN, so it serves as your car’s fingerprint– this allows for all reports of accidents, title problems, insurance incidents, and more to be tracked through each vehicle’s VIN.

Through, you can look up records associated with your VIN instantly:

Enter VIN:
What’s this? Example: 1VXBR12EXCP901213

Where can I find my VIN?
You can find your vehicle’s VIN in the title document, the vehicle registration, and on the insurance policy. The VIN could also be located at the following locations on the car itself:

  • On the driver’s side dashboard
    (viewable through the windshield)
  • On the driver’s side door
    (on a sticker in the door jamb)

Why would I order a VIN report?
A VIN report lets you learn about your vehicle’s history. It includes checks for whether the car has been stolen, experienced accidents, recorded as salvaged, as well as many othertitle problem checks. Ordering a VIN report before purchasing a vehicle allows you to catch potential problems and purchase with confidence.



wholesale dealer auctions must hold a valid dealer license


Wholesale auto auction dealers must report vehicle sales on a Vehicle Auction Wholesale Report of Sale (REG 398).

  • The REG 398 includes the phrase “sold through” and contains the:
    • name, address, and dealer number of the selling dealer;
    • name, address, and number of the dealer conducting the auction;
    • date of delivery and the actual odometer mileage reading at the time of delivery to that dealer; and
    • name, address, and dealer number of the dealer acquiring the vehicle.
  • The wholesale auto auction dealer must also complete the “Sold through Auction if Applicable” portion of the “dealer transactions only” section on the reverse side of the title.
    • If the title does not contain a specific space for the auto auction endorsement, the auction must complete one of the dealer sections on the title.
    • Endorsement in the margin of the title is not allowed.
    • If there is insufficient space in the dealer endorsement section, a Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment form (REG 262) must be completed.

Personal Use Tax

When a dealer uses their dealer plate

to operate an inventory vehicle for personal use

a small amount of use tax is required per the CDTFA

Take the cost of the vehicle including reconditioning costs

use the CDTFA divisor of 40 to obtain the taxable monthly base

Report this amount for each month of use on Line 2 of the CDTFA report

and then pay the sales tax due equal to the sales tax rate at your main office






San Francisco Broker Delivery 415-730-3137

We have a program for Licensed Dealers.

Our Broker Service allows home deliveries.

We charge your dealership $50. for each delivery

Remember, dealerships must comply as follows:

All terms of sale must be agreed prior to delivery.

A copy of the salesperson license should be presented.

Original Signatures are still required on the:

Report of Sale

Reg 262 ( Bill of Sale & Power of Attorney )

Essential Services Broker Agreement Form

Allow customers to review documents prior to signing.

Red Flag Rules apply, Confirm Identity at delivery

CDC Rules apply, sanitize vehicle at delivery.

Install Temp Plates on all deliveries.

Click Here to obtain a sample broker form.






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Used Car Dealers are exempt from vehicle registration

Getting a Wholesale Used Car Dealer License
is an exciting possibility
Wholesale Used Car Dealers are exempt from sales tax
Wholesale Used Car Dealers are exempt from vehicle registration
Wholesale Used Car Dealers are issued special license plates to operate
Wholesale Used Car Dealers enjoy significant discounts on vehicle acquisition
Wholesale Used Car Dealers enjoy the benefits of california fleet insurance provisions
Wholesale Vehicles can be obtained by telephoning 800-901-5950