Vehicle History Reports
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Checking a VIN Number?

Using VINs in the Car Buying Process

To make it more difficult for you to learn a vehicle's history, crooked sellers may list the wrong VIN in an online vehicle posting or may not be willing to provide the VIN at all

Every CARFAX Vehicle History Report™ checks

Every CARFAX Report contains important information that can impact your decision about a used vehicle through a detailed VIN # check. Through this VIN search, some types of information included in CARFAX Reports include:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Title information
    including salvaged or junked titles
  • Odometer readings
  • Lemon history
  • Total loss accident history
  • Frame/structural damage
  • Accident indicators
    such as airbag deployment
  • Service and repair information
  • Vehicle usage (taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
  • Recall information

There are many things a seller may not disclose to you, such as a salvage title, flood damage or an odometer rollback. Any of these and other issues can affect the safety, performance and even value of a used car.

Don't run the risk of buying used cars with costly hidden problems. Get a detailed vehicle history report from CARFAX & shop with confidence.

There are many things a seller may not disclose to you, such as a salvage title, flood damage or an odometer rollback. Any of these and other issues can affect the safety, performance and even value of a used car.

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