Car auctions are gaining more and more popularity not only in our country, but also around the world. Moreover, our countrymen have the opportunity to buy cars from trading platforms not only in Europe, but also in Asia, as well as America. There is a real opportunity to order for yourself the delivery of luxury cars in the maximum configuration, and even at quite affordable and favorable prices.

However, not everything turned out to be so simple and rosy. The high demand and complexity of product control have led to the fact that quite a lot of unscrupulous sellers and outright scammers have appeared on the auto auction market. For this reason, it is important for any potential buyer to know how to check the car according to the auction sheet, or rather, by the VIN number indicated in it.

Let's try to consider the most relevant services working with auction sites around the world in general and in the United States in particular (one of the most popular areas of import of motor vehicles for individuals in Ukraine).

One of the most popular platforms, of course, is "Vincleaning". After logging in to the site, the user gets the opportunity to order a report on any car sold at auctions around the world – in Europe, Korea, the USA, Canada, and so on.

Among the undoubted advantages of the service, it makes sense to name the following:

  1. Before checking out a car from an auction, a visitor can always get a free consultation. The consultants are not just employees of the company (managers or site developers), but qualified, experienced automotive experts, which, you see, is fundamentally important.
  2. The company has been on the market for more than 10 years. During this time, they managed to form connections with many leading verification services and databases. As practice shows, if you buy a car at an auction and check the car beforehand, you can save up to $500 from the transaction being processed.

When generating a report, the platform has access to almost all the largest databases over a long period of time. It is not uncommon for a car that was previously bought here to be sold at auction, but only in a broken version. finds out such "chips" in advance and provides full information to the customer.

We offer a quick check of the car by VIN right now.

An important point is that this service will be interesting not only for those who are in search of a new car, but also for owners, because here you can delete unwanted history from the same databases. You may ask, what's it to us? We're not planning to sell the car through an American auction, are we? The answer is: there are different situations in life, and you may have to sell a motor vehicle.

The example is extremely simple. Creative, thinking people often buy a car at auctions in the USA, Canada, Korea or Europe. After that, they immediately find the car on and order to remove car history, being already the owners.

It is another very interesting and useful platform from a practical point of view. It's, in general, focused specifically on auctions, and to a greater extent on the American continent, that is, the United States of America and Canada.

Of the advantages, we highlight:

  • an impressive base of cars;
  • working with the world's leading auction houses;
  • a user-friendly interface that even a novice user will understand, which is fundamentally important for representatives of the older generation;
  • quite reasonable and valid prices.

A very strong, really thoughtful resource. Firstly, it has an international scale. Almost all leading countries have their own representative office or mediation. Accordingly, the database here is the widest. It is unlikely that you will be able to find a modern car that would not checked through the local databases.

Carchek also works as an intermediary, helping to deliver the vehicle and legalize it on the territory of Ukraine. There is a special section with offers from leading auction houses. The cards of vehicles for sale already contain a VIN code, as well as useful information about the history of the vehicle.

In general, it is a good resource that deserves the closest attention.

Is it possible to check a car through an auction yourself

This option is, of course, tempting, because it allows you to save extra money. However, it is important to be clearly aware of your own capabilities. If you have direct and full access to the auction house databases, then you can probably try. In other cases, it is better to contact professionals immediately. It's no secret that a third of cars are sold with a twisted speedometer, and a good half, if not 70%, have previously been in traffic accidents.

If you want to check a car at an auction before applying for participation, the most that can and even should be done is to put the VIN in the Google search bar. The result can actually pleasantly surprise and even please with its benefits.  Although this option of searching and collecting information does not always bear fruit.

As a conclusion

It is mandatory to check the cars before submitting the first purchase application at any auction. Otherwise, there is a high probability of falling for the bait of scammers or, at least, unscrupulous sellers. Gone are the days when you had to buy a "pig in a poke". The above verification options allow, in 99% of cases, to learn enough about a vehicle to make the right decision about the expediency of purchasing it in principle.