"VIN" stands for Vehicle Identification Number.
This number is a unique universal serial number issued to every car
by the car manufacturer. Within the 17-digit vin number are codes that
indicate the car's make and model, where the car was manufactured, a
serial number, and even information about optional equipment.
Why you need a Car Report
When buying a used car, there are many ways for you to get a bad deal
from your local auto dealer.
Odometer readings may be rolled back. It's illegal in most states, but
its easy. It is still a common occurance in used cars.
Dealer will not or cannot show you the repair orders or identity of former
Vehicle shipped from out-of-state or received in trade from another dealer.
Every car in America has a record of it's past. Four out of ten have
a bad rap sheet. Does yours?
Just about everyone knows someone who has been ripped off by a used car
that never worked right. Many dealers sell cars that conveniently break
down a month later. Of course they are not liable since the cars are sold
"as is" with no warranties. Because of this legal protection,
dealers love to sell shoddy cars with short life spans. It's easy money.
Don't get caught in this trap - get a car history report before
buying a used car. We can bet that you'll find something very wrong with
that "great deal" at your next visit to your local used car
There used to be a time that you would have to take the word of the dealer
about the facts on a used car. A mechanic checkup can only find so many
problems. It's generally easy to get a car to work great for a short duration
with a few tricks of the trade. These tricks seldom last long. Most repair
work done by used car dealers are more than questionable. Today we have
car history reports that document every detail about a cars life.
Much like a rap sheet - everything bad gets listed for the world to see.
Used car reports have forced some dealers to clean up their act, but most
Imagine your surprise after buying a used car for 5 grand to learn a
month later that you need 3 grand in repairs. Do you buy a new used car
for 5 grand or fix your current one for 3 grand? Usually people go for
the cheap route and get the repairs. Then, after you think the problems
are over, another month later new problems arise and you are subjected
to another 3 grand in repairs. The same scenario ensues and you go with
the cheap route and do the repairs. This vicious cycle can go on and on
until you finally decide after thousands in car repairs that the only
solution is another car. Unfortunately for credit is maxed out and your
are truly in the hole. You are stuck driving an unreliable car.
This scenario is common today. Thousands of people every year go through
this exact experience and always come out as victims. Unfortunately there
are no laws that protect consumers from this rampant fraud. Thousands
of people have to declare bankruptcy because things like this destroy
their credit and sabotage their finances. A simple used
car history check can prevent these problems from ever happening.
Once of the major problems of auto problems is repairs. By buying an
unreliable car that then breaks down, you essential have to deal with
a whole new issue: untrustworthy mechanics. If your car does break down,
is it a simple problem or a major one? If you go to the wrong mechanic,
it will always be the major one. It is simply impossible to trust auto
mechanics these days. It's very easy to lie about the true problem or
to provide a quick, cheap fix in place of a real one. Mechanics often
inflate a minor problem into a bigger one. They can even sabotage your
car so you are forced to come back for future repairs. Look
at the reviews for this large auto repair company and see for yourself.
Avoid all these problem from the start. Get a Car History Report - Free!
See a used car history report before buying a car. A car history report
will help spot a lemon or salvaged car. Buying a used car really can be
a pleasant and enjoyable experience with a positive outcome.
Odometer Rollback - These cars sound like good deals because
they appear to have low miles. A car with only 30,000 miles
can sell for twice as much than a car with 100,000. This is a major
reason this fraud is so common. It's a great way for dirty dealers
to make some easy money. It's very hard to prosecute this crime.
Car history records can show any discrepancies in this area.
Salvage Titles - These cars have been so totaled that they
often need two or three other identical cars to make a new one.
These cars are the worse since repair work is shoddy and designed
as temporary fixes. Salvaged cars often can never work correctly.
These are cars that the insurance companies said can never be useful
again. They are also very dangerous since anything on them can break
at any time.
Flood and Fire damage - Flood and fire damage are surprisingly
common problems with many cars. Flash flooding happens very often
in many areas of the U.S.. Thousands of cars a year are labeled
flooded by insurance companies. Flooded car suffer from major mechanical
problems. They also have mold growth that can cause health problems.
Lemon - Lemons are cars that were bad from the start. Some
may be recalls due to a dangerous mechanical condition. Lemons tends
to spend most of their time in auto shops and never really get better.
Many are also unsafe to drive and can cause injury and death. Lemons
are passed around like hotcakes. Dealers buy them dirt cheap, get
them running temporarily, then sell them for handsome profits.