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Register of Encumbered Vehicles check worth the money?

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  1. tomriddlepotter

    tomriddlepotter New Member

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    Hi,

    I recently became fortunate enough to call Australia my new home and am in the process of buying my first used car down under. I was advised by some of my new friends to do a REVscheck. Coming from Europe, I don’t really know what this entails. Are there any disadvantages to doing a REVscheck and what does it actually check for besides accidents? Which kind of information would I need to enter in order to do this. What if the owner of the car tries to keep me from performing such a check?

    Sorry lots of stupid questions, but would appreciate some brief advice from locals here.
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    Welcome to LZ! :)

    I have never heard of the scheme you mention, and as most of the locals here live in the United Kingdom, suspect that they won't have heard of it either.

    I am going to try and call up @Gazbo , an Australian member, he may be able to shed some light on your question.
     
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    Welcome

    Nothing to do with the thread BUT, which part of USA is Australia in? ;)
     
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    Is this new car a Landy of some sort?
     
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    Hi and welcome! Hope you get sorted
     
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    Welcome, just taking my first look at "Looney Zone" for the week, been rather busy, but I see your question regarding REVS check. The Register of Encumbered Vehicles is a check that tells you the person selling the vehicle you are going to buy actually owns that vehicle and the vehicle is not owned by a finance company or some other lending authority. The Revs check will also pick up if the vehicle is a re-birthed written off vehicle. I doubt it gives a potential owner any info on minor accident damage or mechanical maintenance records, you need to rely on service records provided by the vehicles current owners.
    Like as with everything you are spending your hard earned cash on, be careful, make as many checks as you can.
    You can do a revs search online if you can supply all the required fields of info. For a fee you can get a Revs certificate that ultimately protects your purchase, so if someone has sold you something they don't own entirely, you won't lose your money for naught.
    Bit of advice, unless you're a LandRover die hard, buy a Toyota, those of us that drive green oval here, especially if you are living remote or in a mining area are thought of as mental and wierd masochistic nutters, in my remote location the local mechanics will not even look at a Landy, it goes on a truck and gets shipped 350klms South where there is a dealership and a couple of repairers who will look at your vehicle, here every other vehicle is Toyota brand and you can get anyone to fix them.
    Hope this helps.
     
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