1. Where is my Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?
Some possible locations of your VIN, also known as the serial number:
- driver's side dashboard
- driver's side door pillar
- vehicle registration certificate
On motorcycles, the VIN is on the frame.
2. What exactly will the search tell me?
This search will tell you:
- The status1 of the vehicle (if any).
- If the vehicle was registered somewhere else in Canada.
- If the vehicle can be registered in Saskatchewan.
- If inspections are needed.
- If Saskatchewan PST is payable.
- Saskatchewan VIN search.
3. What won't the search tell me?
The search won't tell you:
- If there are any outstanding liens against the vehicle.
- Who owned the vehicle previously.
- How many owners the vehicle has had.
4. How comprehensive is the search?
SGI will provide all the information that is available. The entire history of a used vehicle may not always be available. Some jurisdictions don't have as comprehensive a database as others.
5. Will the search be able to tell me if the vehicle originated in the United States?
No. However, SGI will check one or more U.S. databases looking for flood-damaged vehicles that have been reported to American insurance companies.
6. What's the difference between this search and the VIN search?
|Sask VIN search||Cross-Canada VIN search|
|Free online service.||Costs $10.|
|States the status of the vehicle.||Cannot be completed online.|
|Shows past damage claims reported to SGI.||Sask VIN search is included.|
|Gives the value of the appraised damage.||Checks if a vehicle can be registered in Saskatchewan - determined by its status.|
|The most recent Saskatchewan registration expiry date.||Whether the Saskatchewan PST must be paid.|
Note: Road Hazard Glass losses are not included.
- Vehicle status means the vehicle has been given a specific classification, with rebuilt, stolen, non-repairable or total loss being the most common. If no special circumstance applies, then the vehicle will not have a status. (Most vehicles will not have a status.)