A boat's identification number can be checked by requesting a report at the Department of Motor Vehicle office where the boat was last owned. The hull identification number is a 12-character serial number usually located on the transom of the boat at the starboard side. It should be noted that the HIN is different from the State registration number often located on the bow of the boat.Know More
The U.S. Coast Guard also maintains a comprehensive database of Manufacturer Identification Codes, the first three characters of the hull identification number, which can be used to check if the boat has been recalled for any damages. A HIN check provides a comprehensive report of the used boat's past, including the manufacturer, model year, records of insurance loss, accident records, environmental lien, safety issues and ownership changes. The contents of the report help a buyer make a well-informed decision before purchasing a pre-owned boat.
Boatfax also provides a detailed report on a vessel upon submission of a HIN history check request. The service is payable through credit card. Boat owners can request for a free Vessel Safety Check at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The examiner from the Coast Guard can perform the check wherever the boat is located or in a mutually arranged location.Learn more about DMV & Records
The best way to check a vehicle identification number (VIN) is to access the VIN located inside the driver's side windshield and then visit the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System website. Click on "Purchase an NMVTIS Vehicle History Report" and follow the prompts.Full Answer >
There are many ways to get a free Carfax report on a recently purchased vehicle, including checking the Carfax website, checking vehicle inventory sites, visiting specific dealers' websites or asking for a Carfax report in person. A Carfax report details a vehicle's ownership and mileage history, and it may also include accident and service history.Full Answer >
Many car dealerships specializing in certified pre-owned vehicles offer free vehicle history reports on the cars and trucks they sell. Some websites may also generate a partial vehicle history report for free, but it is necessary to pay a small fee to get the full report.Full Answer >
To check your driving record for free, contact the insurance agent listed on your auto insurance identification card and ask for a free copy of your record. Alternatively, your local DMV will provide a certified version for a small fee.Full Answer >