Consumers require clear, accurate, and advance information about which vehicles are eligible for credits and which dealers are able to comply with IRS requirements to make vehicle purchases eligible for tax credits. Consumers need to be able to access and independently verify this information without relying on dealers. Consumers could spend hours or days negotiating and attempting to buy an individual car they think is eligible from a dealer they think can comply with IRS requirements only to determine at the last minute that the car or dealer do not comply. Even worse, they could mistakenly believe a transaction is eligible when it is not. The public should be able to check vehicle eligibility through a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) search on a reliable and safe government site. They should also be able to go to a reliable and safe government site and identify dealers that have registered with the IRS so as to be eligible to sell eligible vehicles.