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How Lightstone's Vehicle Repair History Provides Transparency and Insight for Used Car Buyers

When it comes to buying a used vehicle, having detailed insights into its repair history can make a significant difference. Lightstone Auto’s Repair History feature offers a comprehensive solution to this need. Available through the LIVE platform and the Lightstone Auto App, this tool provides users with crucial information about a vehicle's past, helping them make informed decisions.


Car dashboard interface displaying comprehensive vehicle repair history including repair dates, damage values, impact areas, and mileage at the time of repair.


Understanding Lightstone's Vehicle Repair History

Lightstone's Repair History feature allows users to access detailed reports on a vehicle’s repair history. These reports include:


  1. Repair Dates: You can see the specific dates when repairs were made, which can help you understand the vehicle’s maintenance timeline.

  2. Damage Values: This shows the cost associated with each repair, giving you an idea of the severity of past damages.

  3. Impact Areas: Identifies the specific areas of the vehicle that were repaired, helping you assess the extent of past damage.

  4. Mileage at the Time of Repair: Knowing the mileage when repairs were made helps in understanding how much wear and tear the vehicle had experienced.


How Lightstone's Repair History Works

The Repair History feature is integrated into Lightstone's LIVE platform and the Lightstone Auto App, making it easily accessible. By entering the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), users can retrieve a comprehensive report that combines these details, allowing for better validation and valuation of the vehicle.


Benefits for Customers


  1. Transparency: Having access to detailed repair history ensures transparency, helping buyers avoid vehicles with a troubled past.

  2. Value Assessment: Understanding the extent and cost of past repairs aids in accurately assessing the vehicle's value.

  3. Informed Decisions: With a complete repair history, customers can make more informed decisions, reducing the risk of unexpected future repairs.


How to Obtain a Report

Customers can obtain a Vehicle Repair History report through two main options:


  • Direct Purchase: A report can be purchased for R50 (excluding VAT) directly from the LIVE platform or the Lightstone Auto App.

  • Vehicle Verification with Repair History: This option combines a full verification report with the repair history for a comprehensive overview, also available for an additional R50 (excluding VAT).


Lightstone collaborates with trusted third-party suppliers to provide this data, ensuring its accuracy and reliability. This service is especially useful for dealerships, insurers, and private buyers who want to ensure they are making well-informed decisions regarding used vehicles.


By leveraging Lightstone's Repair History feature, consumers and professionals alike can gain valuable insights into a vehicle's past, promoting transparency and confidence in the automotive market.

For more information, you can visit the Lightstone Auto website.

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