1st January 2011 Changes to CarJam

Government imposed fees have forced us to make the following changes to CarJam.


Lives could be lost due to government charges

Thousands of consumers are likely to end up buying illegal or unsafe vehicles due to a government proposal to charge for basic vehicle information, according to the motoring website carjam.co.nz.


CIN now includes Fuel Economy Label

Consumer Information Notice now includes a Fuel Economy Label. And it’s free with every  CIN which is free with every full CarJam Report.


NZ Herald: Net helps buyers avoid rip-offs

The internet has become a must use tool for people wanting to avoid being ripped off when buying cars privately. Read full “NZ Herald: Net helps buyers avoid rip-offs” article. Note there is some misleading information in the article, CarJam also sells full reports with more information than any competitor for a lower price.


TVNZ Breakfast: Tips for buying a used car

Breakfast team gets the lowdown on buying a used car from our consumer commentator Troy Churton.

Watch the Episode TVNZ Breakfast: Tips for buying a used car.

CarJam got a plug too!


FairGo: The secret life of cars

What secrets is the bloke selling your car not telling you? CarJam got a plug too!

Watch the Episode: “FairGo: The secret life of cars”

The advice is: never buy a vehicle without a vehicle report. And you all know CarJam is the best and cheapest!


Trade Me Car Thieves growing net savvy

Article in the NZ Herald at the weekend mentioning CarJam got a few things wrong though.

Using CarJam it is not possible to find an exact address unlike using NZPost which provides the full name and street address. We only provide name and suburb which a seller should know in order to prove they are the owner.


Motorists of New Zealand are under threat

From Jan 2011 onwards the NZTA is about to charge for every access to the Motor Vehicle Register for basic information.

As consumers and voters, we are horrified at this proposal. At present the basic information from the NZTA database is available through CarJam.


Free Stolen Vehicle Check, CINs and more

CarJam are delighted to announce immediate visibility of the “stolen flag” in our free reports. Previously only available for purchase this free information represents a breakthrough in crime prevention. If you are purchasing a vehicle or worried about dodgy vehicles in your neighbourhood then what could be more useful than quickly and freely determining if a vehicle is stolen as reported to the police. Only from CarJam! 


Stolen Vehicle Check

CarJam has been delivery stolen vehicle information for free for years. When a vehicle is reported stolen to police CarJam is updated from the police system to show the vehicle has been reported stolen by the use of the Motor Vehicle Register.