Consumer Information Notice (CIN) [PDF, 44 KB] provides information about a used motor vehicle’s history. It includes:
- details about the seller
- Information on previous owners including if there is any money owing on the car
- details about whether or not the car was imported as damaged vehicle
- the total price to get the vehicle on the road
Motor vehicle traders must attach an accurate and reliable Consumer Information Notice (CIN) to any second-hand vehicle, where the transaction takes place. They also have to provide you with a copy of the CIN, and ask you to sign it when you buy a used vehicle.
If you have problems with the vehicle later on, the CIN provides evidence of the details you received when you bought the vehicle.
Private car sales don’t need a CIN.