Vehicle history reports provide valuable information about specific used vehicles.
This type of report provides information on the repair histories of a specific vehicle so you can be informed and fully aware of any known issues of a particular vehicle. Utilizing a vehicle history report will provide you the peace of mind to know if you are making sound vehicle purchasing decision.
such as VinAudit.com, Carfax.com and Edmunds.com use the vehicle’s unique VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to access the specific vehicles title & major repair records. Car and Truck VIN numbers are typically located on the car’s dashboard imprinted on a metal plate and can be viewed from the outside of the car toward the bottom of the driver’s side of the windshield.
The Vehicle’s VIN is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual/unique motor vehicles. There used to be no standard for a VIN – different manufacturers used different formats. But finally in in 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized the format that requires a 17-character VIN. In order to minimize confusion and reporting errors the VIN does not include the letters I (i), O (o), or Q (q) – this helps to avoid confusion with numerals 1 and 0. Information reporting services use these unique IDs (VIN) to establish a vehicle’s history.
If you are purchasing a car or truck from a private seller you can purchase the report from one of the online services. Many of the websites offer a free service typically called “Lemon Check“, which compares the VIN to state and federal databases that have flagged vehicles that violated lemon laws. However, lemon laws vary by state and does not always cover all used or leased cars. For your own peace of mind and safety, remember to always do a vehicle history check before you buy a used car or truck.