The best person to check this for you is the lienholder. however, if the car is collateral on a loan, it's possible for you to find out more about what they're doing with it.
every time there's movement of the car – like sending it for routine maintenance or auctioning off its parts – that can trigger an alert that appears in your account. you should be notified by email and phone call when this happens. from only getting one question only about motor vehicle inspections (it was pretty subjective) it seems like people don't want anything to do with their cars these days! it may not be as dramatic as storylines on tv or movies portray, but buying a new or used vehicle can make quite a noticeable
how do you find out if a vehicle has a lean?
you can bring it to a mechanic where they will measure the wheel camber, caster, and toe in both front tires. if one wheel is leaning in when compared to the other wheel, you have a problem. the majority of vehicles are equipped with directional tires that show lean tendencies depending on which way you're driving. believe it or not, if the vehicle has an excessive or unacceptable amount of lean then that may be due to improper tire balance!
how do i check for liens?
you can check for liens by doing a lien search with the county clerk’s office.
liens are generally recorded with the local registrar of deeds, typically in an index called “lien book” or something similar where every deed, mortgage and trust has to be added. you can find this information at your county's public library which hosts easy access to county records.
does carfax tell you if there is a lien on a car?
carfax does not provide information about a lien, but small automotive title offices may
if you have the car's license plate number and a state operator's license number available, a search can be made with a phone call to the motor vehicle department for that state. information on what inquiries are allowed is usually found on the department's home page.
in some states this information is free, but in other states it costs from $5-$10 for copies of documents as proof of ownership as well as to answer your research question. obtaining title records yourself can vary from complicated and expensive ($20-$30) to more labor intensive ($40-$60), depending on the structure of one's level of inquiry and where they want access
how do you check if a car has a clean title?
when buying a car, it's always best to be vigilant about checking the vin number and making sure that the vehicle is not only in good shape but has no safety recalls.
the quickest way to confirm that a vehicle has had no safety recalls issued against it is by looking up the vin on safercar.gov.