Vehicle document check
- Originality check
- Verification of the accuracy of information listed
- Verification that the VIN belongs to the vehicle
Do you want to be 100% certain that your car has not been illegally altered?
VINTEST is a physical inspection of the vehicle and a check of all its identifiers. The inspection ensures that all identifiers are original and have not been illegally altered to obscure the identity and origin of the vehicle.
The inspection checks not only the visible identifiers, but also the hidden identifiers, which are often unknown to counterfeiters. Not only is data checked, but it is confirmed to be original.
Identifiers are most often counterfeited in stolen vehicles, or vehicles that have had serious accidents that are put together from two or sometimes even more different vehicles.
Vehicle identifiers are not damaged, no criminal acts are suspected, information listed in the vehicle documents matches the information on the vehicle. No traces of secondary modifications were found on the vehicle identifiers.
If a vehicle is deemed category „A“, we give a 100% guarantee of the inspection results. Should the police nevertheless seize such a vehicle in the future and irrevocably take it from the owner due to non-original identifiers, then Cebia will reimburse the owner for the full time-adjusted value of the vehicle
Vehicle identifiers are damaged due to external tampering, but no criminal act is suspected.
Vehicle identifiers bear visible signs of external tampering – there is reasonable suspicion that a criminal act has been committed.
Information in the vehicle documents differs from information found on the vehicle, but no criminal act is suspected, the difference probably is due to an erroneous entry made by government administrators. No signs of secondary modifications were found on vehicle identifiers.
The vehicle documents are falsified or partially falsified – there is reasonable suspicion that a criminal act has been committed.
If - when selling a vehicle - someone presents you with a Cebia CERTIFICATE for VINTEST services, we recommend that you always check here to make sure it is genuine, free of charge (24 h day, 7 days a week). Unfortunately, every month Cebia discovers an average of 40-50 counterfeit CERTIFICATES.
|Protocol on the measurement of paint coat thickness indicating repaired parts of the vehicle (cannot be ordered separately)||400 CZK|
|Surcharge for performing VINTEST services at place of residence, dealership or at the seller||
Frequently asked questions
VINTEST inspection usually lasts 2 to 3 hours. The inspection has a well-defined methodical procedure in which technicians use a variety of instruments and software applications to measure and compare identifiers.
The inspection is non-destructive. In order to perform a quality check, some identifiers need to be accessed in few cases. However, these are always tasks commonly performed in any car repair shop. All sites are insured against damage to the vehicle during a VINTEST inspection.
Unfortunately, you can't. We often check identifiers that the counterfeiters do not yet know exist. It is in our interest and our customers' interest not to reveal the location of such identifiers to counterfeiters.
Yes, it can. If you do not want to or even cannot drive the vehicle on the roads, the inspection can be carried out where the vehicle is located.
It is the responsibility of Cebia to inform the Police of the Czech Republic and the client of the service. The Police of the Czech Republic will then call on the holder of the vehicle to provide an explanation, or may seize the vehicle for a necessary period of time for further criminal proceedings. The further procedure is then governed by the relevant laws.
The only option is to stamp out the VIN with replacement technology. Before that, however, it is necessary to contact the local municipal office of the municipality with extended competence with a request for stamping the VIN with replacement technology. If a secure identification of the vehicle is required, it is possible to undergo a VINTEST inspection. The VINTEST service is performed at locations throughout the country.