When you buy a new car, you know that vehicle’s exact history because it doesn’t have one yet. But with a used car, it can be tough to know what you’re getting yourself into, which is why it’s essential to run a free license plate search before you buy in Massachusetts. A license plate record check will tell you much more than Kelley Blue Book can about value. It will help you determine whether a vehicle is safe, whether it’s likely to need costly repairs, what the car is worth, and more. The details that you’ll learn in the vehicle report will help you make a smart, informed decision on your used car purchase.
The 2019 report of ValuePenguin has revealed that Massachusetts has about 5,036,686 registered vehicles. Down from 5,069,601 in 2015. The state ranks third lowest in terms of car access. About 12% of Massachusetts households are said to be without cars.
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is the official DMV agency. It is the main issuer of vehicle registration, driver’s license, vehicle title and license plate. The state follows the ‘two plate per car’ rule. Registered vehicles must have both front and rear license plates.
If a Massachusetts license plate were damaged or missing, vehicle owners can order a duplicate or two at a local Massachusett MRV office.