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 determine 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 websites:
Texas Vehicle Certification Appraisal Form - Effective October 1, 2006. Suppose you are purchasing a used vehicle from a private seller below its market value. In that case, you must have a certified appraisal from a licensed Texas Dealer or licensed Texas Insurance Appraiser. This inspection will cost between $100 to $300.
800-424-9393 - US Department of Transportation Safety Hotline recalls
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