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  1. gaurav
  2. Second Hand Cars
  3. Thursday, September 25 2014
I want to buy a used fortuner in delhi.i want to know that how i check that the car which i Am buying is of stolen or not..other thing how i check that car meter reading is genuine or not... the car 5 in delhi and registration num is of chandigarh.. how to check that car is of stolen or not.
Admin Accepted Answer

Can give you an estimated views

For Stolen Vehicle
When vehicle is stolen - generally number plates are been altered by the cannivance group.
> These days - all dealers have DMS (Dealer Management System) - you can cross check the owner name from a Toyota Authorized Dealer by Punching in RC, Engine and Chassis number - all these 3 details should match exactly

Even the dealer can also extract how many times the vehicle has been serviced with Authorized Workshop including last service record - known as service history. However - they generally put up a request when it comes from the owner

> Also - check for Insurance company - when was the Insurance Policy taken - is it been taken recently & a 3rd party policy - creates suspicion. If comprehensive and has vintage - including owner sharing previous policy details too. Check for Engine no/chassis no as mentioned in Insurance as against SMart Card

> Always look for Original Smart Card & check Registration, Manufacturing month details. Check for Loan HP on it - if mentioned or not.

> Have a Sale agreement vetted on Stamp Paper - Check Sample Agreement

For Car Meter Reading -
> Check speed o meter reading, see it closely - any gaps in reading, any gap in dash mounting - see it by placing your hand on the dash panel. Do you feel that Dash was separated with the gaps or unevenness on the dash panel

> You can ask the owner to show service records of last 2 to 3 yrs, if unable to get from Toyota dealer on own. The service bill generally has Kms been captured by dealer. You can get an estimate how much running has been done.

> Get car examined by a local mechanic including Tyre condition - its best to have a trusted view of the mechanic - by checking parts, wear & tear condition etc

Disclaimer: Above are some sample checks - though not necessarily can prevent 100% from a planned fraud.

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Manoj Accepted Answer
I won't to check car reading

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