About us

Since 1997, Autofinder has been providing information to assist New Zealanders in making well informed decisions when buying and selling vehicles.

Give us the licence plate or VIN of a vehicle and we’ll run an AutoCheck Extra report, that will tell you:

    • If the vehicle has money owing on it / if it has been used as collateral on a loan.
    • If the vehicle has been stolen. 
    • A detailed description of the vehicle. This check confirms the Year, Make, Model, Engine Size, Date of First NZ Registration, Latest Odometer Reading, VIN and Chassis Numbers, and identifies any previous Number Plates. 
    • Details of the current registered owner including how long they have owned the vehicle*. 
    • The number of past owners the vehicle has had, and the length of time it was owned by them. 
    • The odometer history
    • If the vehicle is currently registered.
    • The status of the Warrant of Fitness / Certificate of Fitness.
    • When the Road User Charges are paid up until (if applicable).

If you have any questions about our services or there’s anything in one of our reports that’s unclear, please give our team a call on 0800 909 777 - we’re happy to help.

  • Open Hours
  • Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

*Please note: We are able to confirm details of ownership if provided, but by law we can no longer give name and address details to unauthorised parties (e.g. private individuals)


We’ve used Autofinder since they first launched in 1997.  It saves a lot of mucking around when our window cards come through ready to go, whereas other services don’t offer the fuel saver label”.  

Mike Moore,  Mike Moore Autos LMVD


Autofinder is such a convenient service for me – When I want a report on a vehicle I just ring up and it’s done!  I’d definitely recommend the service to others, the team are so friendly to speak with.  In fact, I’d never use anyone else. Forget the rest, I’ve got the best!

Noel Sanders, Sanders Auto Service


Autofinder provide a friendly service with that personal touch.  I’ve always  used them for my reports and I would definitely recommend them to others.”

Mark Puttick, Wheels 4 U Ltd


"Service from Autofinder is Prompt, Easy to use and Efficient.  We have a smooth line of communication from the lovely and professional team and helps us as a business. The updated and self - managing aspect on the website is really resourceful.  Thank You very much for your service, very easy."

Leonora Hampson, ACU Credit Union Aotearoa