How to check a cars accident history online in the UAE?

 

Buying a car is the most significant financial commitment a person makes in his lifetime. For the safety of such a considerable investment, conducting thorough research and background checks on the vehicle you are considering buying before making a final decision is crucial. This comprehensive investigation can ensure not only the safety of your money but also the safety of you and your family. A car that has an accident can pose a safety hazard to passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road. You can save yourself from any future safety and performance problems. Car accident history is also a crucial factor in calculating vehicle value. So, this information will help you while buying and selling a car. Cars that have been involved in accidents exhibit visible and non-visible damages and marks, which, in the long run, will immensely affect the car’s performance. This will show you how to check your car accident history online.

Easy guide to check vehicle accident history in UAE. 

You can access a car’s accident history through its unique 17-digit chassis number, also known as a vehicle identification number (VIN).  The simplest way is to first google the VIN number and see if you can find any images of the car online.

Where on the car I can find the VIN Or Chassis Number of a car? 

  • You can find this number on the back of the registration card.
  •  On the dashboard on the driver’s side.
  • Written On the side door.

 

If you get the chassis number after you google it online, you can also check the vehicle’s accident history on the portals below.

 

Government portals where you can easily check accident history. 

  1. Ministry of Interior (MOI) 
  2. Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG) 
  3. Road And Transport Authority (RTA) 
  4. Abu Dhabi Police  
  5. Dubai police  

How to check car accident history on the Ministry of Interior MOI?

 

You can check your car accident history on the MOI website using the chassis number. MOI will retrieve and display all relevant information like the number of accidents, location, date and time, and the accident report number.

To access this service, follow these simple steps.

  1. Get the VIN or chassis number for the car you wish to check.
  2. Visit the MOI website https//www.moi.gov.ae/ eservices/
  3. On this page, from the drop-down menu, you need to select ‘Traffic and Licensing Service.’
  4. Choose accident inquiry.
  5. Enter the chassis number.
  6. Submit and review the results.

 

If there are accidents, the website will show all details, including location, time, date, and report number.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: MOI keeps records of accidents if cars are bought and registered in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah, and Umm Al Quwain. Cars bought and registered in Dubai would not show up in MOI website data. Just to ensure, check MOI and Dubai records for accidents.

 

The MOI website cannot collect data if the car was registered only in Dubai. MOI website will also not bring up data on vehicles imported from the US, Japan, and Europe but have yet to register in the UAE.

 

Accident history

 

Another way you check a vehicle accident history is through the Emirates Vehicle Gate (EVG) website, excluding Dubai.

 

You can easily find car accident history on EVG website .Follow these steps to retrieve the accident history report:

  1. Visit the EVG via this link https://evg.ae/_layouts/evg/trafficaccidents.aspx?language=en
  2. Create an account and log in or use the Quick Search option (the account is not mandatory, but you can get more details with it.
  3. Submit (VIN) or chassis number.
  4. Review vehicle accident history details.

 

The information will include locationlevel of damage, accident reason, date, and time.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can’t get information on vehicles registered in Dubai. The website will only have data on cars registered in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah, and Umm Al Quwain.

 

 

 

Getting the accident history of a car Via Abu Dhabi Police?

 

Abu Dhabi Police can provide comprehensive information about car accident history. The website database retrieves and shows not only vehicle history but complete records of all the car accidents that have ever been involved in the entire UAE excluding Dubai as the systems are not fully integrated as of this time.

 

Follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit the Abu Dhabi Police website by following this link https://www.adpolice.gov.ae/en
  2. Select e-services from the menu
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Public Services 
  4. From the drop-down menu, choose Vehicle Accident Inquiry 
  5. Enter Chassis Number
  6. Review Accident history.

Car accident history for a car registered in Dubai via RTA?

 

For Dubai-registered cars, only data is available on the RTA website. RTA provides a service called ‘Technical Vehicle Status ‘. This Certificate reveals essential information about the car you wish to inspect, like the vehicle’s condition, accident history, owner history, insurance history, kilometre travelled, last inspection date, etc. You need to pay online Dh120 to get all the records. You can only obtain these records with the consent of the owner.

 

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the RTA website by following this link https://www.rta.ae/wps/portal/rta/ae/home/rta-services/service-details?serviceId=5810003
  2. Click the Red tab Stating “Apply Now”. This will initiate the service.
  3. Agree to Terms and Conditions
  4. Enter the chassis number.
  5. OTP will be sent to the registered owner’s mobile number with approval. You can get the car’s complete history.
  6. Review the Report

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only this information is available if the registered owner allows it.

 

Obtaining the Accident history of your car via the Dubai Police helpline?

 

If you are buying a car registered in Dubai, you can quickly get the previous Accident history of a vehicle Via the Dubai police helpline. Dial 901 and inquire.

 

Other online ways for checking vehicle accident history. 

 

Apart from government portals, you can search other websites that offer services to check accident history. These services are beneficial if you are buying an imported car. You can use these private companies’ databases to check vehicle accident histories, so you can make an informed decision. Two renowned companies are Carfax and Car Report.

 

How to check car accident history via CARFAX (Mostly for Non-GCC cars, specifically Northern America)

 

The CARFAX report provides a car accident history. If you import vehicles from the USA, getting a car accident history is very important. Over 60% of all used cars imported from the USA have an adverse history. You can instantly check whether the vehicle is flood-damaged or salvaged. Car Fax checks accidents, Total loss, flood damage, odometer problems, etc.

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit the website.
  2. Enter the VIN
  3. Enter your email address and choose a payment method.
  4. View the CARFAX report.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The general report is free, but you must pay   119.77AED for premium service.

 

Checking car accident history via CarReport (Mostly for Non-GCC cars, specifically Northern America)

 

CarReport provides detailed, valuable information about car history. CarReport can check imported vehicle records worldwide, accident history, total loss, market valuation, and mileage.

 

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit website https://www.carreport.com/AE  
  2. Enter Chassis Number
  3. Enter Mileage
  4. Get Report

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: You don’t need to pay anything for a general report. For a comprehensive report, you must create an account and pay 99 AED.

 

FAQs

 

What data or documents I need to check a car’s accident history online? 

You need a car VIN or Chassis number to obtain a car accident history.

 

Can I check my car accident history for free? 

You can check for free on government portals like EVG, MOI, and private websites CARFAX and CarReport.

 

How much do we need to pay for the RTA certificate? 

It costs 100 AED, which you must pay electronically on the RTA website.