VIN Verification in Seal Beach

Stay Home - Let the DMV Come to You - Get a Mobile VIN Verification in Seal Beach

There are alternatives to the DMV & CHP as places to get your VIN verification. Private VIN verifiers give you the flexibility to skip the lines and headaches of the DMV or CHP and we can come visit you at your home or place of business and get your REG 31 / VIN verification for completed for you. If you’re in the market for a VIN verification, Quick VIN verifications is the place you need to call to get it done!

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VIN Verification in Seal Beach, CA

Seal Beach residents who need a VIN verification are not limited to having to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles. For your convenience & lifestyle there are more suitable alternatives for you that make it a lot easier for you to satisfy the Department of Motor Vehicles requirements for registering your car, truck, trailer or off-highway vehicle. In this article we aim to answer some of the most common questions when it comes to getting your VIN verification done Orange County.

First, what is a California VIN verification?

A VIN verification is a California DMV inspection required to get your out of state vehicle registered in the California DMV database. It is a physical inspection of the vehicle – this inspection is documented on the REG31 / VIN verifier form.

Second, what does a vehicle verifier look for when doing California VIN Verifications?

A vehicle verifier looks follows the REG31 form from top to bottom, and fills out the sections as they go along. Several of those things that are required to be documented are the vehicle year, make and model, the VIN, the VIN location, the number of wheels, the number of axles, the license plate on the vehicle, the fuel type the vehicle uses, the status of the US Federal Certification Label and the Odometer reading. In addition to this we document the type of vehicle it is, such as a commercial, automobile, permanent trailer, coach trailer or motorcycle. Here are a few photos of what we saw on this 2017 Lamborghini Huracan.

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Third, why do I need a California VIN verification?

The VIN Verification process is exactly as it says, to verify the vehicle identification number of the vehicle. This process ensures that the vehicle actually exists (not just on paper), and second, that the vehicle identification number on the vehicle itself matches what is on the title. To obtain a VIN verifier’s license is inexpensive and relatively easy – the training to become a verifier is minimal, however, the task that a Socal VIN verification entails is very important in protecting the public against theft, fraud and any other type of illegal things some people want to try to do. It’s a preventative measure to facilitate catching activity that is fraudulent. As an example, let’s say that you have a Vehicle with VIN number 1GCEC1111XXXXXXX, and there’s already a vehicle with that same VIN number in the CA DMV data base or another state’s DMV – this is an automatic trigger that there is something wrong. I would like to consider a vehicle verifier a gatekeeper against fraud to many degrees.

Requirements to Register an Out of State Vehicles in California

In addition to offer verification services for your vehicles we are closely associated with a registration service called Quick Auto Tags – call them to get your vehicle licensed & titled. Listed below are some of the other requirements & documents you will need to get your vehicle registered in California:

  1. Your out of state title, MSO (manufacturer’s statement of origin), or registration card (if you’re only registering your car).
  2. For all gas powered & some diesel powered vehicles, you must get a smog.
  3. For commercial vehicles, pickup trucks (this includes small pickups, like El Caminos) you must get a California Weight-master Certificate.
  4. For all cars, trucks, coach trailers and most PTI trailers (some exceptions apply with PTI trailers)
  5. PTI trailer exception: If you have a brand new trailer that falls within the permanent trailer category, and it has an MSO, and it was purchased out of state, you will not have to get one

Other Reasons I May Need a California VIN verification?

The VIN verification process is mostly used for bringing in vehicles that are not in the DMV database into the DMV system, however, it is also used for other reasons by the DMV and other entities. Below I will list a few of those scenarios:

  1. Vehicle was in a tow yard, the tow yard initiated a lien sale, the owner of the vehicle has recovered their vehicle from the tow yard but there is a lien authorized on file. To lift the lien authorized the DMV uses the VIN verification process to confirm that the registered owner has recovered their vehicle and has physical possession of the vehicle once again.
  2. You have a large commercial truck registered through IRP (international registration program). The IRP unit wants you to get a VIN verification to confirm the mileage (this process documents the mileage for them).
  3. Your vehicle is being converted from one type of vehicle to another (change in body type model). An example of this is, you have a 2021 Ram 3500 that is registered as a pickup, but now you put a camper shell on it, and it is now a pickup mounted camper (PM) changing it into an automobile.
  4. Your vehicle has fallen off of the DMV system and it needs to be re-introduced into the DMV system. (Our parent company Quick Auto Tags is a license registration service and can help you out with this).
  5. The VIN on my car does not match the VIN on my title – this is a simple fix that the California verification process can fix this.

Verifying Multiple Vehicles

Some individuals or companies may have multiple vehicles to get a vehicle verification on. For this scenario, by far, the #1 solution is to have a mobile VIN verifier come to your location and get all your VIN verification done. Call us to make an appointment: 714-627-9211

Where Can I Get a California VIN verification?

There are 4 places that you can get a verification services, below I will list them for you:

  1. Quick VIN Verifications
  2. AAA
  3. DMV
  4. CHP

 

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How much does it cost to get a California VIN verification?

The costs associated with getting a VIN verification depend on whether you want a mobile VIN verification or if you are willing to drive to the respective businesses to get it done. Below are the costs associated with each of the aforementioned places:

  1. Quick VIN Verifications – at our VIN verify place: $25 – mobile, licensed vehicle verifiers come to you: between $67-$97 in Orange County
  2. AAA – at their VIN verify place – it is included in their membership, they do not service non-members
  3. DMV – no cost
  4. CHP – no cost

Things to Know About Your Options in Orange County:

With each option that is available to you to get a SoCal VIN verification there are benefits and details that you must be made aware of before you choose which is more suitable to you:

  1. Quick VIN Verifications: We are mobile. We are friendly. We are fast. We are predictable. You set the time and place – and we are there. Licensed vehicle verifiers keep you away from the DMV – and stay home, or at any place you’d rather be, than the DMV.
  2. AAA: If you are a member, your membership includes the vehicle verifications service, along with the other services they provide. The mobile VIN verification is NOT an option.
  3. DMV: There is no cost. But you must have your paperwork in order prior to seeing them for a VIN verification – you can no longer just drive up and have a vehicle verifier inspect your vehicle. The mobile VIN verification is NOT an option.
  4. CHP: There is no cost. But you must have your paperwork in order prior to seeing them, and you must be referred to them by the CHP. For more information on the CHP vin verifications please read this section of my website. The mobile VIN verification is NOT an option.

What you need to know about CHP VIN inspections in California

If you are being referred to the CHP by the DMV it’s for a specific reason. In rare situations, a CHP referral is a mistake, and the result of a misunderstanding, laziness or flat out ignorance. So before I continue, I’ll address the reasons someone will mistakenly refer you to the CHP:

  1. It is common for rookie vehicle verifiers to automatically refer you to the CHP when they don’t know how to proceed. Example, how to determine the year of an early model vehicle, such as a 1959 Chevy Impala. There are ways to verify the year of these vehicles, but when a rookie doesn’t know how to look it up, they make it “simple” and refer you to the CHP.
  2. They don’t know that this particular early model vehicle doesn’t have a secondary VIN.
  3. They don’t know that the engine & VIN number are one in the same for an early model vehicle.

Now that we have addressed those mistakes, let’s talk about the legitimate reasons why you got referred over to a CHP VIN inspector:

  1. You have a late model vehicle that is a revive salvaged or junked vehicle. Late model vehicles are almost always referred to the CHP for the reason that they need the expert eyes of a CHP officer. In fact, things are so different, they fill out a form that only they have access to. What they mostly look for is that this recently crashed vehicle is not being rebuilt with stolen parts from other vehicles.
  2. You have a motorcycle that has fallen off of the DMV database and have NO supporting documents.
  3. You have a motorcycle that needs an engine changes.
  4. You have armored vehicles.
  5. CLICK HERE FOR A MORE EXTENSIVE WRITEUP ON CHP VIN VERIFICATIONS

Other Counties We Service

  1. Riverside Counties
  2. San Bernardino Counties
  3. Orange Counties
  4. Parts of San Diego Counties
  5. Parts of Eastern Los Angeles Counties counties

How Do i Schedule an Inspection Appointment with one of Quick VIN Verifications VIN verifiers?

  1. Call 714-627-9211
  2. Visit our website and schedule it here
  3. Email us here

What Forms of Payment Do You Accept?

Quick VIN Verifications accepts cash, check, Zelle, Venmo, credit cards or debit card.

Can You Help Me with My Motor Vehicle Transaction?

Our parent company is a licensed registration service – so if you have questions that go beyond the VIN verification inspection then you can call Quick Auto Tags @ 951-409-9091.

Physical Locations to Get a VIN Verification Done by a Licensed VIN verifier in Orange County California(If You Don't Choose Quick VIN Verifications):

Santa Ana CHP – 2031 E Santa Clara Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Westminster – 13200 Goldenwest ST, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch Offices – 25181 Paseo De Alicia, Laguna HIlls, CA 92653

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna HIlls, CA

 

Santa Ana CHP – 2031 E Santa Clara Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Westminster – 13200 Goldenwest ST, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Fullerton Branch – 1450 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton CA 92835

DMV in Fullerton – 909 W Valencia Dr, Fullerton, CA 92832

 

AAA Newport Branch – 3880 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660

DMV in Costa Mesa – 650 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

AAA Los Alamitos Branch -3480 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

DMV in Westminster – 13700 Hoover St, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA San Clemente Branch – 638 Camino de Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673

DMV in San Clemente – 2727 Via Cascadita, San Clemente, CA 92673

 

AAA Torrance Branch – 23001 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505

DMV in Costa Mesa – 650 W 19th ST, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

AAA Fullerton Branch – 1450 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92835

DMV in Fullerton – 909 W Valencia Dr, Fullerton, CA 92832

 

AAA Fullerton Branch – 1450 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, ca 92835

DMV in Fullerton – 909 W Valencia Dr, Fullerton CA 92832

 

AAA Huntington Beach Branch – 16160 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

DMV in Westminster – 13700 Hoover Street, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Irvine Branch – 3851 Alton Pkwy Ste C, Irvine, CA 92606

DMV in Costa Mesa – 650 W 19th St, Costa Mesa CA 92627

 

AAA Whitter Branch – 16041 E whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 90603

DMV in Fullerton – 1450 N Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, ca 92835

 

AAA Los Cerritos Branch – 18642 S Gridley Rd, Artesia CA 90701

DMV in Bellflower – 9520 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower CA 90706

 

AAA Mission Viejo Branch – 27525 Puerta Real Ste 800, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

DMV in Laguna Beach – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch – 25181 Pasea De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch – 25181 Pasea De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch – 25181 Pasea De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch – 25181 Pasea De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Los Alamitos Branch – 3480 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

DMV in Long Beach – 3700 E Willow St, Long Beach, CA 90815

 

AAA Laguna Hills Branch – 25181 Paseo De Alicia, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

DMV in Long Beach -23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA Newport Branch – 3880 Birch St, Newport Beach, CA 92660

DMV in Newport Beach – 650 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

AAA Tustin Branch – 13331 Jamboree Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

DMV in Santa Ana – 1330 E First Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

AAA Fullerton Branch – 1450 N Harbor Blvd, Fullerton CA 92835

DMV in Fullerton – 909 W Valencia Drive, Fullerton, CA 92832

 

AAA Mission Viejo Branch – 27805 Santa Margarita Pky, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

DMV in Laguna Hills – 23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

 

AAA San Clemente Branch – 638 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673

DMV in San Clemente  – 2727 Via Cascadita, San Clemente, CA 92672

 

AAA San Clemente Branch – 638 Camino De Los Mares, San Clemente, CA 92673

DMV in San Clemente  – 2727 Via Cascadita, San Clemente, CA 92672

 

AAA Costa Mesa Branch – 3350 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

DMV in San Ana – 1330 E First St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

AAA Los Alamitos Branch – 3480 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

DMV in Westminster – 13700 Hoover St, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Anaheim Branch – 420 N Euclid Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801

DMV in Westminster – 13700 Hoover St, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Tustin Branch – 13331 Jamboree Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

DMV in Santa Ana – 1330 E First St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

AAA Chatsworth Branch – 10210 Mason Ave, Chatsworth, CA 91311

DMV in Westminster -13700 Hoover Street, Westminster, CA 92683

 

AAA Anaheim Hills Branch – 5500 E Santa Ana Rd, Anaheim Hills

DMV in Fullerton – 909  W valencia Dr, Fullerton, CA 92832

 
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