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How to read a CARFAX Report

A CARFAX Report helps you know more about a vehicle’s history. The first thing you will see is the report overview, which gives you some hints on what to look for in the rest of the report. Number of Owners. A large number of owners can indicate issues like ongoing problems or possible fraud. On […]

What a VIN Can Tell You

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) have been used by automobile manufacturers since the 1950s, but they were not standardized until 1980. Before 1980 each manufacturer used its own system and numbers could vary in length and meaning. It also meant that there was the possibility that numbers could be repeated. In the United States, the National […]

How to Protect Yourself from Airbag Fraud

Since airbags became mandatory in 1998, over 28,000 lives have been saved, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Statistics show that airbags reduce the risk of dying in a head-on collision by about 30 percent. Today airbags are essential for safety protection in car crashes, in conjunction with proper seat belt usage. […]