The CARFAX Vehicle History Report summarizes history reported to CARFAX for a specific vehicle since it left the factory. CARFAX receives data from more than 34,000 different sources including every US state and Canadian provincial motor vehicle agency, plus many police and fire departments, collision repair facilities, auto auctions, and more. The CARFAX database is … Continue reading What is a CARFAX Vehicle History Report?
Millions of vehicles are issued salvage titles in the United States every year. Many of these cars are repaired and sold, sometimes by sellers who fail to report, or try to hide the salvage title. CARFAX can help consumers protect themselves from unknowingly buying a salvage vehicle. Salvage Cars A salvage vehicle is … Continue reading What’s a Salvage Title?
The structure of a vehicle provides it with strength and is the platform to which the rest of the components are mounted. There are two types of vehicle structures commonly used: frame (or body on frame) and unibody. Frame (body on frame) A framed car has a frame that runs the length of the vehicle … Continue reading Frame vs. Unibody Cars
Curbstoning is selling a car that doesn’t belong to you, or a private party who buys and sells cars like a dealer, but without a license. This practice is illegal and goes around many of the safeguards that are in place to protect used car buyers. Many cars are bought from private sellers each year. … Continue reading Curbstoning: How to Protect Yourself
Besides a trip to the dealer for repairs, recalls can cause little hindrance to car owners, if taken care of in a timely manner. Vehicle recalls are quite common; in 2011 alone there are 155 recalls that affect more than 4 million vehicles. Recalls may be required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) … Continue reading Don’t Let a Recall Put You in a Tough Spot