(information from CARFAX.com)

The most trusted provider of vehicle history information, CARFAX is used by millions of consumers each year. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports? are available on all used cars and light trucks model year 1981 or later. Using the unique 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN), a CARFAX Report is instantly generated from our database of over six billion records.

Every CARFAX Report contains information that can impact a consumer's decision about a used vehicle. Some types of information that a CARFAX Report may include are:
  • Title information, including salvaged or junked titles
  • Flood damage history
  • Total loss accident history
  • Odometer readings
  • Lemon history
  • Number of owners
  • Accident indicators, such as airbag deployments
  • State emissions inspection results
  • Service records
  • Vehicle use (taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
CARFAX receives information from more than 34,000 data sources including every U.S. and Canadian provincial motor vehicle agency plus many auto auctions, fire and police departments, collision repair facilities, fleet management and rental agencies, and more.

The exclusive CARFAX Buyback Guarantee reduces the risk involved in buying a used car. If the CARFAX Report fails to include a DMV-issued branded title (such as salvage, fire or flood damage, and odometer problems), CARFAX may buy the vehicle back for the full purchase price*.

In addition to getting a CARFAX Report, before you buy a vehicle we recommend taking a test drive and having the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic.

What Makes Us Unique
CARFAX started with a vision - to be the leading source of vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars. Today, CARFAX has the most comprehensive vehicle history database available in North America. Carfax.com is one of the top five websites that consumers turn to for vehicle information, and receives millions of visitors each month. In addition, thousands of auto dealers nationwide subscribe to Carfaxonline.com.

While our Vehicle History Report is at the heart of our business, we also offer CARFAX Hot Listings? and Safety & Reliability Ratings? products. Through CARFAX Hot Listings, used car buyers find cars that are eligible for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee just listed for sale in their area. Each car listed comes with a free CARFAX Vehicle History Report. CARFAX Safety & Reliability Ratings provide crash test results, safety recalls, reliability ratings, and warranty information for thousands of vehicle makes and models.

For more information on CARFAX Vehicle History Reports, visit the CARFAX Help Center. If you are a media contact and need more information, visit our Press Center.
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