Helpful Links

Safety recalls - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides information on safety recalls. Check if the vehicle you are purchasing has any unrepaired recalls.

National Insurance Crime Bureau - VINCheck is a service provided to the public to assist in determining if a vehicle has been reported as stolen, but not recovered, or has been reported as a salvage vehicle. Not all stolen or salvaged vehicles are reported.

Texas title transfer documents:
For Buyer: Form 130-U
For Seller: Form VTR-346

Texas Safety and Emission Sticker
Texas State Inspection Sticker - Locate a Texas Inspection Station in your zip code.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
VIN deciphered
- See what the VIN code represents
VIN decoder - Check your vehicle's information
More VIN Information

Used car pricing web sites:
www.edmunds.com
www.kbb.com
www.nada.com

Texas Vehicle Certification Appraisal Form - Effective October 1, 2006, If you are purchasing a used vehicle from a private seller, below its market value, you must have an certified appraisal from a licensed Texas Dealer or licensed Texas Insurance Appraiser. This inspection will cost between $100 to $300. To determine the "Standard Presumptive Value" of a used vehicle, click here, you will need the VIN and mileage of the vehicle.

800-424-9393 - US Department of Transportation Safety Hotline recalls

www.highwaysafety.org - The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) click on "Have we tested your car?" IIHS crashes one side of a vehicle's front end which tests the performance of the car's structure.

Disclaimer: These links are provided as a convenience only.