Check the Written-Off Status Before Buying
Our vehicle check can tell you if the vehicle is listed as written-off.
A written-off vehicle is one that has been assessed as being too
expensive to repair, or too damaged for safe repair. This is a very
critical piece of information because criminals may use the identity
of a written-off vehicle to disguise the true identity of a stolen
vehicle, or rebuild a written-off vehicle with stolen parts.
A Sample Write-Off result:
Written-Off Records Reported.
- Collision, NSW, 16 Jun 2011, Inspected
- Collision, NSW, 21 Jul 2010, Economic Repairable Write-off
What is WOVR?
The Written-off Vehicles Register (WOVR) is an Australia-wide initiative designed to deter vehicle theft and to ensure written-off vehicles are repaired to an appropriate standard before re-registration.
What is Re-birthing?
Rebirthing is the term used when identities of damaged vehicles are bought at auctions, or elsewhere, and put onto stolen vehicles to give them new identification numbers.
What is a Statutory Write-Off?
A statutory write-off means that the vehicle has been damaged beyond safe repair and will have its registration cancelled and the cancellation recorded against its VIN on the Register. A Statutory Write-Off by law cannot be re-registered in any State or Territory.
What is a Repairable Write-Off?
A Repairable Write-Off is a vehicle that is assessed as a total loss and is not a
statutory write-off. A repairable write-off will be permitted to be registered following
the completion of a Vehicle Identity Inspection.
A Repairable Write-Off can be due to.
- Flood, Storm or Hail damage (Natural disaster)
- Collision (Accidents)