First and foremost, it is imperative to understand that this is a physical inspection. Neither pictures or video will substitute what actually has to happen: that a licensed VIN verifier, AAA employee, CHP officer or DMV employee must lay eyes on the car, truck, motorcycle or trailer. It is illegal to perform to fill out the REG 31 form without actually physically inspecting the vehicle. The reason for this has everything to do with fraud prevention, registering the wrong vehicle, or, incorrectly registering a vehicle. California has millions of vehicles that enters the state on annual basis, so the way that they guide themselves on registering your car, truck, motorcycle or trailer the REG 31 form is used as a guide. Here are the 10 steps in the California DMV VIN verification process:
I have listed for you the several things we have to document when we perform a VIN verification, however, it usually takes between 5-10 minutes, depending on the unit. By far, the most time consuming ones in my experience or diesel powered motor homes. This is due to the fact that the engine bay is accessible through the floor of the motor home, underneath the bed in the rear!
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