Acceptance of Terms
Welcome to the USCarHistory.com
NMVTIS service for accessing the NMVTIS vehicle history / title
pointer with lien and theft data.
USCarHistory.com provides its service, subject to the
Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new feature that augments or
enhances the current service, including the release of new
USCarHistory.com programs, shall
be subject to the TOU. Acceptance of this TOU is required prior to
obtaining access to the NMVTIS service.
Description of Service
USCarHistory.com will provide a
web-based interface for the User to electronically access NMVTIS
records with lien and theft data. USCarHistory.com Users
understand and agree that the service is provided "AS-IS" and that
neither USCarHistory.com, nor
its associate entities assume responsibility for business or
consequential damages caused directly or indirectly by use of the
system including but not limited to deletion, non-delivery, failure
to store any User communications or timeliness of the data.
The User is responsible for obtaining access to the service as a
qualified USCarHistory.com User
in good standing. Access to
USCarHistory.com's services may involve third party fees
(such as Internet service provider or airtime charges). The User is
responsible for these fees and in addition, must provide and be
responsible for all equipment necessary to access
The User understands that all record fees will be paid in advance.
The User is responsible for maintaining sufficient funds in their
"pre-paid" account to pay for all services offered via
USCarHistory.com. If there is a shortage of funds in the User's
account, then USCarHistory.com's system will not process the
transaction. Account balance information is available on the website
at time of use. Accounts which have not been accessed for a period
of more than six (6) months shall be subject to a $15.00 per month
maintenance fee. This fee shall be deducted from any funds remaining
in the pre-paid account. Following the depletion of these funds, the
account will be deactivated. Simply logging into the account within
the six (6) month period will keep the account active.
Rates for service are subject to change and shall be set forth in
the schedule of rates and provided on the website by
If a VIN (vehicle identification number) is not found in NMVTIS, ADD
will query the lien and theft database and the Account will be
charged for the combined query. The VIN should be verified prior to
submission. Accounts will be charged for incorrect entries and
records not found.
USCarHistory.com will maintain an on-line archive of each motor
vehicle transaction for a period of 90 days.
This agreement is subject to any restrictions, limitations or
conditions enacted by AAMVA, the US Department of Justice (DOJ)
and/or the National Vehicle Service which may affect any or all
terms or provisions of this agreement in any manner. The User
understands that USCarHistory.com must comply with legally valid
USCarHistory.com may at its sole discretion and without notice to
the User, (a) suspend its performance under this TOU and the User's
access to and use of the service or (b) terminate the User's access
to and use of the service.
Failure to comply with the provisions of this TOU may result in
termination and suspension or cancellation of all password access.
SHARING OF USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Each
Company may have an unlimited number of authorized users.
USCarHistory.com may terminate this agreement for such unauthorized
use or disclosure by written notice to the User, such notice to be
effective upon facsimile (fax) transmission to the User or five (5)
days from the date of mailing of such notice.
The User will conduct a NMVTIS with lien and theft data transaction
in "real-time" utilizing the computer interface designed by
NMVTIS Consumer Access Product Disclaimer
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an
electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles
titled in the United States. NMVTIS is intended to serve as a
reliable source of title and
brand history for automobiles, but it
does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle's repair
All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are
required by federal law to regularly report information to NMVTIS.
However, NMVTIS does not contain information on all motor vehicles
in the United States because
some states are not yet providing their
vehicle data to the system. Currently, the data provided to NMVTIS
by states is provided in a variety of time frames; while some states
report and update NMVTIS data in "real-time" (as title transactions
occur), other states send updates less frequently, such as once
every 24 hours or within a period of days.
Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be
included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an
insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a "total loss"
or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance
carrier may be required to report a "total loss" even if the
vehicle's titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be
"salvage" or "junk."
A vehicle history report is NOT a substitute for an independent
vehicle inspection. Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle,
consumers are strongly encouraged to also obtain an independent
vehicle inspection to ensure the vehicle does not have hidden
Approved NMVTIS Data Providers (look for the NMVTIS
logo) can include vehicle condition data from sources other than
NMVTIS data INCLUDES (as available by those entities required to
report to the System):
participating state motor vehicle titling
Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles,
recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors. NMVTIS may not
currently include commercial vehicles if those vehicles are not
included in a state's primary database for title records (in some
states, those vehicles are managed by a separate state agency),
although these records may be added at a later time.
Information on "brands" applied to vehicles provided by
participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and
definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about
the condition or prior use of the vehicle.
Most recent odometer reading in the state's title record.
Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers,
including junk and salvage yards, that is required by law to be
reported to the system, beginning March 31, 2009. This information
will include if the vehicle was determined to be a "total loss" by
an insurance carrier.
Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a "cash for
clunker" vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle
and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.
Consumers are advised to visit
www.vehiclehistory.gov for details on
how to interpret the information in the system and understand the
meaning of various labels applied to vehicles by the participating
state motor vehicle titling agencies.
NVS Data Disclaimer
The ultimate lien and theft source of the information available
through the vehicle history / title pointer with lien and theft is
provided by the National Vehicle Service (NVS). Although every
effort is made to insure the accuracy of transmission and data, the
reports are provided "as is." Some lien holders and jurisdictions do
not report to NVS. Records from NVS may be incomplete.
User understands that lien and theft data provided in the combined
vehicle history / title pointer with lien and theft report may not
be complete and will not have information on all vehicles.
USCarHistory.com is a "read-only portal" of data stored on the NVS
databases, which is passed from NVS to the User through the
USCarHistory.com makes no warranty
either expressed or implied as to the validity of the data. Other
than that, data provided is a true and correct reproduction of the
User may be contacted by Law Enforcement should an inquiry into the
NVS database result in a stolen hit.
User may NOT provide lien and theft data to the general consumer.
Lien and theft data may only be viewed by business entities. A
consumer version of the NMVTIS Vehicle History report with the lien
and theft data redacted (only a lien count may be provided to the
consumer) is available on the corporate version of the report titled
"National Vehicle History / Title Pointer".
Disclaimer regarding NMVTIS
The ultimate source of the vehicle history / title pointer
information available through the vehicle history / title pointer
with lien and theft report is provided by participating states that
report motor vehicle data to the "operator" of the database, the
American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Although every
effort is made to insure the accuracy of transmission and data, the
reports are provided "as is." Some states do not report to NMVTIS.
Records from NMVTIS from participating states may be incomplete and
there may be data from non-reporting states that is older or newer
than the NMVTIS record.
User understands that NMVTIS vehicle histories may not be complete
and will not have information on all vehicles. USCarHistory.com is a "read-only
portal" of data stored on the NMVTIS databases, which is passed
from AAMVA to the User through the USCarHistory.com interface.
no warranty either expressed or implied as to the validity of the
data. Other than that, data provided is a true and correct
reproduction of the NMVTIS data as provided by the American
Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), the operator of
NMVTIS, at the time of access through the USCarHistory.com portal.
The User agrees to indemnify and hold
USCarHistory.com. and its
subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, associate entities and
employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable
attorneys' fees made by any third party due to or arising out of:
the User's use or misuse of the system or the data provided, the
content submitted, posted, transmitted or made available through
USCarHistory.com by the User; the User's connection to
USCarHistory.com; the User's violation of the TOU, or the User's
violation of any rights of another.
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(IV) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER
MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY THE USER THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL
MEET EXPECTATIONS, AND ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
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endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in
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force and effect. The User agrees that regardless of any statute or
law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or
related to use of the service or the TOU must be filed within three
(3) years after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever
barred. User shall be responsible to pay all applicable sales and
use taxes, if any.