"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.
A used car report will alert you to suspicious records about a car you
are considering buying.
A used car report is important to have
when buying a used car. Used cars are available everywhere these
days. Some used cars will look like a great deal that you just can't pass
up. Don't be fooled by appearances. Many used cars look great on the outside,
but have unseen mechanic problems that can haunt you for years.
It's very inexpensive to repair the exterior of a car to make it look
nice. Unfortunately the important parts that make the car work are only
temporarily fixed. The car works fine for a week or month and then everything
goes downhill. It's hard enough to get a honest auto mechanic. Statistically
most people are already being overcharged or having unnecessary work done
on their cars. Avoid using mechanics in the first place and buy a reliable
Thousands of accidents each year are caused by faulty cars because of
poor reliability. Many of these cars are salvaged from junk cars. Many
people drive used cars that should not be allowed on the road. Some salvaged
cars have left people injured or dead. These damaged cars gamble with
people's lives and money. Is your future car fit to be on the road? Many
people should have this question answered before handing over their money.
The federal trade commission recommends getting a used car report before
buying a car. By checking a report before buying, people can prevent
the hassle of buying a damaged car that will cause long term problems.
Most salvaged cars require repeated repairs and often never work correctly
even after thousands of dollars of repair work. Your mechanic will love
you for buying a junked car for all the extra business you send him. I
doubt you will enjoy paying for your mechanics new ford mustang while
you have to ride a bike to work for three months. Get a free
car report and this can be avoided!
Used Car Report! Get a free used car report online. See what a used car
report says about your car. Avoid buying a lemon!
Verify critical information associated with a car. Attributes
such as: year, make, model, body style, engine type and country
of manufacture are verified. Cover all the bases. Check for reported
damage such as, fire damage, hail damage, grey market, lien, lemon
or manufacturer buyback, odometer discrepancy, rebuilt/rebuildable,
salvage/junk, water damage.
Cross check information collected from independent sources, including
NHTSA crash test car, failed emission/safety inspection, frame
damage, insurance loss, major damage incident, odometer discrepancy
from auction data, salvage auction and theft. This report section
compares all mileage readings from the state or other independent
sources. It also flags any odometer rollback or rollover.