Canada has a population of 38 million, with a car ownership ratio of 87%, meaning an estimated 33 million cars drive on Canada’s streets, and we’ve just launched an API that will allow business users determine the Make, Model, VIN , Fuel, Transmission, and other technical details from the license plate of the vehicle.
This API can be used for many different scenarios such as;
Auto Insurance: Faster and externally verified customer onboarding. Less customer-drop off while entering their vehicle data. Customers are more likely to know their own license plate, than their own VIN number. Plus you can be sure that the customer is not entering misleading information about their vehicle.
Car parts: Less mis-ordered parts, and added confidence in the order process for consumers. Customers can get their vehicle details incorrect, or ask you to order parts that are not suitable for their vehicle. Instead of wasting time and money returning incorrect parts to suppliers, using a vehicle license plate lookup can help ensure you are buying the correct parts, first time round. It also helps boost consumer confidence in the order process, they know they are buying a part specifically for THEIR car, not just a part that hopefully will fit!
Second hand car sales: Make it easy for sellers to quickly add their vehicle to your sales portal. If you are tracking more visitors to your “sell your car” page, than actually list a car for sale, then you have a customer drop off. A few percentage points is always unavoidable, but if you’re loosing 10%, 20%, 50% of potential sellers because you are not capturing information from them in an engaging way?, use this API to engage with sellers, and be the first to list their vehicle for sale and earn your commission.
Go to https://www.vehicleregistrationapi.ca/ to read more.
Car registration plates in Canada use the /CheckCanada endpoint and return the following information:
Make / ModelVIN NumberBody / TrimTransmission Fuel
Both a License plate and a State are required, where the state is a two letter code as follows;
AlbertaABBritish ColumbiaBCManitobaMBNew BrunswickNBNewfoundland and LabradorNLNova ScotiaNSNorthwest TerritoriesNTNunavutNUOntarioONPrince Edward IslandPEQuebecQCSaskatchewanSKYukonYT
Sample Registration Number:
“Description”: “Toyota C-HR”,
“Body”: “Sport Utility”,
“Transmission”: “Automatic CVT”,
“Engine”: “2.0L L4 DOHC 16V”,