Today you can get official information on a car quite quickly and easily. Thanks to the telematic tools that exist comfortably from home, you can request a car report from the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT). I will tell you in detail how to request the vehicle report at the DGT. They are usually useful to detect a problem in the vehicle and especially recommended when you are going to buy a car, especially if it is second-hand to check that everything is in order or avoid fraud, for example.
- 1 What is a vehicle report
- 2 What types of vehicle reports exist.
- 3 Why is it advisable to request a vehicle report?
- 4 How to request a vehicle report
What is a vehicle report
Through a vehicle report, certain information that public bodies have about the car, truck, motorcycle or van in question can be requested. These can refer to the legal owner of the vehicle, if it has associated loads, technical data, etc., depending on the requested report since there are different types of vehicle reports. This can help us to check different characteristics or situations that affect the vehicle. There is also information that can only be provided to the owner of the same or state security forces and others only to the legal owner.
What types of vehicle reports exist.
Depending on the information needed about the vehicle, there are 6 types of reports: the reduced, the complete, the technical data report, loads, vehicles in my name and vehicles without registration. Only the vehicle report in my name can only be delivered to the legal owner of the vehicle or to a person authorized by him.
The other 5 vehicle report templates are available to anyone who wants to consult them publicly. In addition to the 6 report models, all of them involve paying a specific rate depending on the desired report, except for the reduced report, which is completely free.
Vehicle report reduced.
It is a completely free vehicle report. It collects the essential and basic data such as the registration date and if there is a legal incident on that car that does not allow circulation on public roads or the transfer of the vehicle to another person.
Complete vehicle report.
As you can imagine it is a report with all the data of the vehicle in question. Technical and registration data of the vehicle, its owner, ITV history, the owners that the car has had and all kinds of technical and identification data and economic charges that it may have associated with it. In itself, it is the combination of other partial reports such as the Technical data report, the load report and the reduced report.
Technical data report.
It refers only to the data from the technical point of view of the vehicle. This is how it collects the identification data, mileage, type of fuel, weight, etc. It also includes the history of ITV technical inspections that it has passed and the result of each of them.
Vehicle load report
This report focuses on the economic issues of the car. Here you will see if you have liens or unpaid debts or any other aspect that makes the transfer of the vehicle unfeasible by selling it to another person. In the event that you are going to make a vehicle purchase, it is perhaps the fundamental report that you need to have in addition to the technical data report.
Vehicle report in my name.
Here you can find out which cars are listed in the DGT in your name. It is especially useful if you have a company and several vehicles. It is also suitable for requesting a time after having sold a car. This way you can have a reliable proof and verification that the car you have sold has been correctly changed ownership. If the buyer does not do it and you do not check it later, you could find yourself with fines in your name that you have not committed in addition to other possible problems. Only the vehicles in your name that are in circulation are reflected in the report.
Unregistered Vehicle Report
With this report it is easy to check whether a car in question is correctly registered with the DGT, even if it is not yet registered.
Why is it advisable to request a vehicle report?
There are certain situations in which it is necessary and advisable to request a report. Mainly it is appropriate to do so whether you are going to buy a vehicle before doing so or if you are going to sell your own vehicle after proceeding with the sale. In the first case, if you are going to buy a car, having this report can help you to have the exact data of the characteristics of the vehicle in question and for three other important aspects:
- – Check ownership. It is the best way to avoid fraud or scams that someone wants to sell you a stolen car, for example. Or that it is a relative of the owner who wants to sell the car fraudulently without the owner’s consent.
- – Check the associated loads. This way you can check that there is no associated financial burden on the car you are going to buy, such as unpaid bills, liens or other associated crimes.
- – Check your legal situation. Through the corresponding Vehicle Report, it is possible to know if the car is legally established and has passed the Vehicle Technical Inspection in order.
How to request a vehicle report
There are different ways to request the vehicle report you need. I will explain the options you have.
- – Request vehicle report online. The fastest option to request the vehicle report you need is through the DGT website. To do this, it will always request your legal identification digitally: electronic signature, electronic card, password, etc.
- – Request vehicle report in office. You can do it the traditional way in the offices that the DGT has throughout the country. Although for some time it is mandatory to always do it by appointment.
- – Request vehicle report by phone. There is the possibility of requesting your information by calling directly a specific telephone number of the DGT.
- – Mobile APP. The DGT already has its own free mobile phone application that you can find both on Google Play for Android and in the Apple APP Store. Once you have installed it and you have correctly identified yourself, you can request the desired report as well as other great variety of traffic procedures.