Auto Data Direct Lowers Cost of Vehicle History Reports Following Hurricane Sandy

Nov 06, 2012, 09:40 ET from Auto Data Direct, Inc.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Data Direct, Inc. (ADD) today announced it has reduced its pricing for vehicle history reports obtained through the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) to assist in protecting consumers from purchasing vehicles that may have been damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

"It's always a good idea for consumers to check a vehicle's history before making a purchase, but the potential of buying a seriously damaged car is greater than ever in the wake of this historic storm," said Jim Taylor, president of ADD.  "We have reduced our pricing by half in order to encourage consumers to take this easy step to protect themselves."

ADD normally charges $4.95 per NMVTIS report but has reduced their pricing nationally for consumers to $2.50 through April, 2013.  "Following Hurricane Katrina, thousands of damaged vehicles were transported out of Louisiana, refurbished and sold to unsuspecting buyers all over the country," said Taylor.  "Vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy can end up in any state so it's very important that consumers be vigilant in checking the history of a used car no matter where it's purchased."

NMVTIS is a federal database operated by the U.S. Department of Justice containing automobile information from states, insurance companies, and the salvage industry.  ADD is an official NMVTIS provider and their reports include information from the vehicle's current title, including its brand history, title history, and any reported odometer readings.  The report will also tell consumers if a vehicle has been reported as "salvage' or a total loss by an insurance company or a self-insuring organization, and lists reports from auto recyclers who may have handled the vehicle.  Basic information such as model, color, year, etc., helps consumers ensure the vehicle they are looking at matches the one listed in the federal database.

To obtain a NMVTIS vehicle history report from ADD, simply go to their website at and enter the vehicle's identification number (VIN) in the search box on their home page.  To talk to a customer service representative, call ADD at 1-866-923-3123.

SOURCE Auto Data Direct, Inc.