Perhaps the car owner has defaulted on their loan and the car needs to be repossessed. A skip tracer may be hired to research information that when analyzed can lead to the whereabouts of the person responsible for the defaulted loan and/or the car to be repossessed.
Those who have a professional need to skip trace are usually small business owners who extend credit, process servers, debt collectors, private investigators, and bounty hunters, among others.
The Daily Skip is a website that helps teach others about skip tracing.
Valerie McGilvrey runs The Daily Skip. She has written a few books on the subject and offers training events to help others learn about skip tracing.
Be sure to check out The Daily Skip.