WPSuperDealer offers an integrated Data Service that allows you to purchase credits for decoding VIN’s and Vehicle History reports. Credits can be purchased in bundles including all reports types or individually.
After purchasing credits you’ll receive an API Key that you can enter into WPSuperDealer so you can access the services directly from your edit vehicle screen.
Vin Decoding Known Issues
- A single VIN returns data related to multiple trim levels.
Occasionally, information coded by the manufacturer in a submitted VIN may not be sufficient for our VIN decoding engine to narrow it down to a single trim level so all available records for that particular VIN will be returned. In this case, all available trim levels may have to be presented to end users so they can make a selection from those returned choices.
- A single trim level returns multiple transmissions, exterior colors, interior trims, ABS(Non-ABS |* 2-Wheel ABS |* 4-Wheel ABS) etc.
For instance, a decoded VIN may offer all exterior color choices that were available for a particular vehicle, but can’t tell you what color the vehicle actually is – therefore all available color choices for the vehicle might have to be presented to end users so they can select the color or have the option to enter another color choice in case the vehicle was painted over.
* “|” is used as a delimiters or separator when a data item contains multiple choices.
Are you moving a lot of metal? Would you like us to provide you with a custom quote for more than 100 vehicles? Hop over to our contact page and let us know. We’ll work with you to find a plan that meets your specific needs.
Frequently asked questions
Each report type is sold by the credit. One credit is equal to pulling the report or decode for a single VIN.
If you enter the same VIN twice and run a report for it then it will NOT count as an additional credit. Once you pull a report for a VIN you can repull that same information for up to 120 days without using another credit.
Since the information gets saved to your site you shouldn’t need to repull any information, but if the occasion arises where you need to delete a vehicle and readd it then you have 120 days from the time you first pulled the report to repull it without using a subsquent credit.
We know bad things can happen and if you run into a situation where your site has been hacked and you’ve lost everything then reach out and let us know. We’ll work with you to extend that 120 day window, if possible, so you can repull your data.
It depends on how much information you want to give your visitors. The VIN Decode service makes it really easy to just enter a VIN and get back all the specifications and options. If you’re manually entering vehicles then it’ll save you a huge amount of time and provide a lot of detailed information.
If you don’t have a service to provide vehicle history reports then we suggest using that service. If there’s one thing a buyer wants to know about a pre-owned vehicle it’s the history of its journey.
Each situation is a little different, so it’s hard to say what services you need. You can always swing by our contact page and reach out. We’d love to learn about your situation and help determine what, if any, data services will work best for improving conversions.
Discounts are given for bulk purchases. So if you purchase a block of 50 credits then the cost per credit is less than if you purchased a block of 25.
This means purchasing single individual report credits, like one history report, are the highest cost. It also means the block of 100 is the lowest cost per report. More bang for the buck when you buy in bulk.
If you’re interested in purchasing credit blocks larger than 100 credits then please contact us for personalized pricing.
Report credits are good for up to one year from the time of purchase and are not refundable. We advise purchasing credits to cover a 60 day window and then replenish monthly or as needed.
Data credits are non-refundable and must be used within one year of being purchased.
If you enter a VIN and there is no information for that vehicle then please contact us with the VIN and your API Key.
There are some situations where information on a vehicle may not be available, as is the case with some newer models. In these situations we will return that credit to your account so it may be used on another VIN.
All vehicle information is being provided by data services outside our direct control. While efforts have been made to insure data accuracy we accept no responsibility for incorrect information. If you have a VIN that returns incorrect information then please contact with the VIN so we can verify the misinformation and credit your account for the VIN that was incorrect.
NMVTIS Consumer Access Disclaimer:
The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is an electronic system that contains information on certain automobiles titled in the United States. NMVTIS is intended to serve as a reliable source of title and brand history for automobiles, but it does not contain detailed information regarding a vehicle’s repair history.
All states, insurance companies, and junk and salvage yards are required by federal law to regularly report information to NMVTIS. However, NMVTIS does not contain information on all motor vehicles in the United States because some states are not yet providing their vehicle data to the system. Currently, the data provided to NMVTIS by states is provided in a variety of time frames; while some states report and update NMVTIS data in “real-time” (as title transactions occur), other states send updates less frequently, such as once every 24 hours or within a period of days.
Information on previous, significant vehicle damage may not be included in the system if the vehicle was never determined by an insurance company (or other appropriate entity) to be a “total loss” or branded by a state titling agency. Conversely, an insurance carrier may be required to report a “total loss” even if the vehicle’s titling-state has not determined the vehicle to be “salvage” or “junk.”
A vehicle history report is NOT a substitute for an independent vehicle inspection. Before making a decision to purchase a vehicle, consumers are strongly encouraged to also obtain an independent vehicle inspection to ensure the vehicle does not have hidden damage. The Approved NMVTIS Data Providers (look for the NMVTIS logo) can include vehicle condition data from sources other than NMVTIS.
NMVTIS data includes (as available by those entities required to report to the System):
Information from participating state motor vehicle titling agencies.
Information on automobiles, buses, trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles, motor homes, and tractors. NMVTIS may not currently include commercial vehicles if those vehicles are not included in a state’s primary database for title records (in some states, those vehicles are managed by a separate state agency), although these records may be added at a later time.
Information on “brands” applied to vehicles provided by participating state motor vehicle titling agencies. Brand types and definitions vary by state, but may provide useful information about the condition or prior use of the vehicle.
Most recent odometer reading in the state’s title record.
Information from insurance companies, and auto recyclers, including junk and salvage yards, that is required by law to be reported to the system, beginning March 31, 2009. This information will include if the vehicle was determined to be a “total loss” by an insurance carrier.
Information from junk and salvage yards receiving a “cash for clunker” vehicle traded-in under the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 (CARS) Program.
Consumers are advised to visit www.vehiclehistory.gov for details on how to interpret the information in the system and understand the meaning of various labels applied to vehicles by the participating state motor vehicle titling agencies.