Stolen or salvaged?
In a flood or hail storm?
In an accident or fire?
A victim of potential odometer rollback?
Used as a rental or fleet car?
A taxi or police car?
What is a VIN?
"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.
A Free Car Report Check will tell you if a car has a "record"
that can mean it's salvaged or worse. Use the free check to find a car
with a clean history.
A Free Car Report Check provides information pertaining
to a car's title, registration and usage history. Each Car History report displays the results of a comprehensive search for:
accident damage; salvage or junk cars; damage from hail, flood or
fire; mileage discrepancies or odometer rollback; gray market cars
(cars manufactured for non U.S. markets that may not comply with emission
and/or safety standards - does not include imports originally made for
the U.S. market.); lemon cars; cars designated as rentals, taxis
or fleet usage; abandoned or forfeited cars; records of theft; liens
that represent ownership interests or unpaid judgments.
A car history report can report major accident damage. A car history
report will identify when a car has been totaled or even had a minor fender
bender. A car will often receive a salvage or junk notation on the title
from various states. This is typically called a salvage title - and it's
more common than you think. "No History Found" indicates that
the free car
history report found no information in that category at that particular
point in time. This could mean that companies have not yet received that
data or it could be an indication of a problem free condition.
Information provided in the comprehensive car history report comes
from more than 150 data sources. These include: State Departments of Motor
Vehicles, Auto Auctions, Canadian Motor Vehicle Departments, Consumer
Protection Agencies, Auto Dealers and Other State Agencies. All data acquired
from these sources meets either the federally mandated Drivers Privacy
Protection Act (DPPA) or industry guidelines.
Free Car Report Check. Get a Free Car Report Check on any car! A complete
car history report will tell if a car is a lemon.
Center for Auto Safety - http://www.autosafety.org
Consumers Union and Ralph Nader founded the Center for Auto Safety
CAS in 1970 to provide consumers a voice for auto safety and quality
in Washington and to help lemon owners fight back across the United
States. CAS has a small budget but a big impact on the auto industry.
It collects complaints and provides a lawyer referral service to
Automobile Protection Association - http://www.apa.ca/
Phil Edmonston and the Center for Auto Safety founded this non-profit
national consumers association in Montreal in the late 60s. Since
then, the group has fought for safer cars and exposed many scams
associated with new car sales, leasing, and repairs. The Association
fights for its members through mediation and makes invoice prices
for new cars available to non-members for a $55 fee.