Used Car Buying Checklist– For some, buying a used car can feel like a bit of a gamble. These important steps will help put your mind at ease.
Airbag Safety– Deployed airbags are often not replaced correctly (or at all!). Before you buy a used car, learn how airbag fraud occurs and how to identify it.
VIN Cloning– Thousands of stolen vehicles every year are sold with vehicle identification numbers (VINs) that have been swiped from legally registered cars. Learn important steps to help reveal a potential clone.
Odometer Fraud– Advice on how to detect and avoid odometer rollback as you shop for a used car.
Flood/Water Damaged Vehicles– Flood damaged cars are often repaired cosmetically and sold to unsuspecting consumers. Read these tips on how to detect and avoid flood damaged cars.
Curbstoning– Watch out for curbstoners - they're out to fleece used car buyers. Learn how to protect yourself and avoid being taken.
VIN Decoding– Digits in a VIN tell specific information, including the vehicle's year, make, model, country of origin, assembly plant, and more. Learn more about VIN standards and decoding.
Vehicle Frame Damage– One of the most important safety features of your car is the one you can't see - the car's structure or frame. Learn about car frames and how to identify vehicle frame damage.
Frame vs. Unibody Vehicles– A frame or unibody provides a vehicle with structural strength and is used for mounting all the other systems that comprise the total chassis. Learn more about car frames.
Free CARFAX Reports– Learn how to get free CARFAX Reports throughout the used car shopping process - from browsing cars for sale online to looking at cars on a dealer's lot. A CARFAX Report provides general vehicle history and used car price guide to help you shop with confidence.
CARFAX Vehicle History Reports are based on information supplied to CARFAX. CARFAX does not
have the complete history of every vehicle. Use the CARFAX search as one important tool, along
with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.