Auto Educator & Discussion

Description of a Car:

An automobile, auto-car, motor car or car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor. Most definitions of the term specify that automobiles are designed to run primarily on roads, to have seating for one to eight people, to typically have four wheels, and to be constructed principally for the transport of people rather than goods.
The year 1886 is regarded the year of birth of the modern automobile - with the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, by German inventor Carl Benz. Motorized wagons soon replaced animal-drafted carriages, especially after automobiles became affordable for many people when the Ford Model T was introduced in 1908.
The term motorcar has formerly also been used in the context of electrified rail systems to denote a car which functions as a small locomotive but also provides space for passengers and baggage. These locomotive cars were often used on suburban routes by both interurban and intercity railroad systems.

Benz "Velo" model (1894) by German inventor Carl Benz.

Fuel source: Gasoline, Diesel, Electric, Hydrogen, Solar energy.

Ford Model T, 1927, regarded as the first affordable American automobile.

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Before Buying a CAR  there are tips you need to know.....

Check the history of the Car. Doing this well help and save you lots of money.

How do you check the History of a car ??? Get the VIN of the Car and do a check up on it.

Whats the Full Meaning of VIN??? Vehicle Identification Number. It is usually located ( See the Diagram below ). The VIN is Usually 17 Characters.

It is Important to Check a Vehicles History Before Purchase the Car ( That's if it a Used Car"Tokunbo"  Or Nigeria Used Car ), Most times most of us don't understand the meaning of the Terms used in these Reports. Detailed meanings of each term used in VIN Reports So we can Understand them better.

Every VIN Report contains important information that can impact your decision about a used vehicle.

There are many things a Dealer or a private seller may not disclose to you, such as a salvage title, Accident Tittle, junk title or flood damage. Any of these and other issues can affect the safety, performance and even value of a used car.

Use these tips to protect yourself while buying a Tokunbo Car ( Direct Toks ) or Nigerian Used Car ( Registered ):

1. Get the VIN from the seller or From the vehicle itself after inspection. If the seller refuses to disclose the VIN, that could be a sign that they do not want you to learn the car's history.

2. Get the vehicle's history. Ask the seller for a Vehicle History Report. If the seller does not provide it. Look for Website site that provide such information e.g ,, and others.....

3. Confirm the vehicle's identity. Physically match the VIN provided by the seller to the VINs on the vehicle, the vehicle's title documents, and the CARFAX Report. If any of the VINs do not match, you may want to walk away from the deal,

4. If you Confirm the VIN and you know the history, this will help you in pricing and making decision.


Vehicle History Information From VINs

The Characters within a VIN indicate a vehicle's year, make, model, where it was manufactured, and more....

The Various Kinds of Titles in Automobile.

The Car titles are documents of ownership that are issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and which acts as proof of ownership for the holder. A car title contains information about the owner of a vehicle, his/her address, the year, make and model of the car and the date on which it was first sold. Whenever a vehicle is resold, the original owner signs over the title to the buyer who then registers the car in his or her name with the DMV, which provides a new car title listing him or her as the current owner of the car. Apart from ownership details, car titles also carry various terms that should be specially examined when you want to purchase a used car. Here, We shall explain some of the most commonly used car title terms and their meanings.

1. Clear Title:

When a vehicle carries a clear title, it means that it has no other legends or sub labels and is not salvaged or junked. Basically it has  ‘no problem’ car title and the best one there is. When buying an old car, it is advised that you only buy one with a clear title to avoid any further trouble or financial losses.
Salvage Title:
Salvaged car titles have become extremely common especially after the recent large scale flooding and other disasters that have plagued the United States. If a car title brands the vehicle as salvaged, then it means that the car has been declared as a total loss by an insurance company or other authorities due to some accident, flood, fire, vandalism or other such problems.  These cars may come back to the market after reconstruction and it is best to avoid buying salvage title cars. Branded is another title that might apply to salvage cars in some states.

2. Reconstructed Title:

Reconstructed titles specify that a car which was previously branded salvage repairable has been rebuilt, repaired and inspected so as to get back into circulation. A title that carries a reconstructed tag should also carry a sub tag specifying how the car was damaged, so you should look for a sub brand specifying fire, flood, theft, collision or theft etcetera with these vehicles.
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title:
Different states use different terminology to label rebuilt and reconstructed vehicles. If a vehicle carries a rebuilt or reconstructed title then this means that it is a salvage vehicle that has been put back in the market after repairs.

3. Dismantled Title:

Dismantled titles, sometimes called non repairable titles, are issued to vehicles that have sustained considerable damage to one or more primary components and the cost of repair for safe performance surmounts the vehicle's fair market price. Vehicles in this category include wrecked and fire- or flood-damaged cars. These vehicles cannot be retitled or returned to the road; they only can be used for parts or scrap metal.

4. Bonded Title:

If the owner of a vehicle does not have legal documentation that proves ownership, then a bonded title can be obtained so that the vehicle can be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. This document also makes it possible for the vehicle to be insured. The bonded title remains in effect for three years, and if not challenged within that time period, a standard car title can be obtained. If the vehicle no longer is registered in the state, the bonded title no longer is valid.

5. Not Actual Mileage Title:

A Not Actual Mileage title is granted when the owner of a vehicle certifies that the odometer reading is not the actual mileage of the vehicle. This could happen if the odometer is broken or has been tampered with or replaced. The Federal Odometer Act, which was passed in 1972, prohibits tampering with the odometer of a vehicle and protects buyers of vehicles that have altered odometer readings.

6. Junk Title:

This means that the Vehicle is Incapable of Safe Operation for use on roads or highways and has no resale value except as a source of parts or scrap, or the vehicle's owner has irreversable designated the Vehicle as a source of parts or scrap.

7. Flood Damage Title:

This means that the Vehicle was Damaged by freshwater flood ( or it is unknown whether the damage was caused by freshwater or Salt Water). This type of cars you have to be careful when buying them.

8. Lien Reported Title:

A lien is usually placed on a vehicle when you first purchase it unless you pay the full cost with your own funds. A lien may also be placed on a vehicle if you refinance it. Your lien will be recorded on your title.Once you title your vehicle in Virginia, DMV forwards your title with the lien recorded to your lender (lienholder). You will receive the registration card and license plates if you have also registered the vehicle.

9. Collision Title:

This means that the Vehicle was Damaged by Collision

10. Recovered Thirft Title:

Vehicle is reported to have been previously stolen in eiher the US, Canada or Mexico and later recovered.

11. Actual Thirft Title:

This mean that the Vehicle is reported to be an active theft in either the US, Canada, or Mexico.

12. Total Loss Title:

Vehicle has been reported to be a Total Loss vehicle by an Insurance Company.

13. Crushed Title:

The Frame or Chassis of the Vehicle has been crushed or otherwise destroyed so that it is physically Impossible to USE it in Constructing a vehicle.

14. Repossessed Title.

A repossessed vehicle is a vehicle that was used as collateral to obtain a loan, either to pay for the vehicle or some other commodity, but the registered owner defaulted in satisfying the terms of the loan contract and the lender, or lienholder, has taken possession of the vehicle for the purpose of recovering the loan in whole or in part. The lienholder must first title the repossessed vehicle in their name before reselling.You must provide proof of address when titling a vehicle, unless you already have an established Virginia record with DMV, such as a Virginia driver's license, identification card, or title. If the vehicle is being titled in more than one name, only the first listed owner is required to provide proof of his or her address. A lienholder that is a business does not have to provide proof of address.


  1. Nice work Mr Tony. Keep the Good work going. Thanks and hv a lovely time with ur hand work.


  2. How Do i get a vin check history result??

    Ben mark

  3. To run a Vin Check....You can use any of the web or They will provide u with such service.


    Mr Tony.