If you’ve ever bought a used vehicle you’ve probably heard this advice: always look at the CARFAX report before you buy. So what is a CARFAX report?
A CARFAX report is a collection of data about a car’s history. It pulls data from different sources, including insurance companies, police reports, and repair shops, to give you a comprehensive idea of how many people have owned that vehicle, what repairs it’s gotten, and much more.
There’s a lot to watch out for if you’re buying a used vehicle. For example, CARFAX can tell you if the car you’re looking at was previously a fleet vehicle, which means it was used by a business and probably ridden hard. Another potential red flag is if the car has had multiple owners, since one owner may have taken great care of it and another may not have.
You can get CARFAX reports for a single vehicle, several vehicles you’re looking at, or unlimited vehicles for 60 days, depending on how widely you’re casting your net. You can also request a CARFAX report from the dealership; many dealerships provide them to you for free.
Looking at the CARFAX report of a used car is essential before you buy it. It’s an easy way to review a vehicle’s comprehensive history so you have the confidence you need to proceed with purchasing it.
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