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Vehicle Facts, History, Money Owing and more

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What car are you really buying? Does that Japanese import have something to hide? If your import car came over the ditch better find out what happened to it in Australia. Or from the States.

Repossession Madness

How not to lose your newly bought vehicle to a Repo-Man! Did you know 500,000 Debts are registered on vehicles each year and 255,000 Debts are hidden on past plates at any one time?
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Vehicle Valuations

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Peace of mind when buying or selling a vehicle with the legals and small print in place to protect both parties.

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Often a vehicle’s debts are hidden on past plates. CARJAM checks for money owing on current and past plates, VIN and chassis numbers.
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Driver Licence Verification

Verification allows account holders to confirm a current driver's licence record details.


Ownership Check

Verify the Seller before you buy. Confirm who you are buying a vehicle from.

Seller Check

Ownership Names and Addresses

CARJAM is an authorised provider of ownership records including names and addresses for approved entities.


The data in our reports are sourced from the NZTA, NZ Police, NZCO, NZ PPSR, AU PPSR, and other New Zealand, Japanese, USA government and proprietary sources.
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Batch Reports

Submit bulk of Plates and VINs. Fetch data in CSV or XML format. Analyse.

Batch Reports

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Michele says: Hi guys, thanks for the report. Discovered car had been de-registered then re-registered and had 5 previous owners, not 2 as claimed. Previous owner before current one owned the car for an amazing 6 days!!! Previous to that, 1 month ownership and 2 other owners with a grand total of 12 months ownership each!
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