The CARFAX Reports Mobile App

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The CARFAX Reports mobile app lets you check a vehicle’s history by running a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ on the spot. The apps are available FREE for iPhones in the Apple App Store & for Android devices on Google Play. Once you sign up for an account with CARFAX at, you can easily run a CARFAX Report anytime, anywhere.

There are three ways to run CARFAX Reports using the CARFAX app:

  • Scan – Use your smartphone’s camera to scan the vehicle identification number (VIN) barcode. If the car has a barcode, this is the easiest way to get a CARFAX Report.
  • License plate search – Type in the vehicle’s license plate information. This is convenient when buying a car from a private seller.
  • VIN check – Manually type in the 17-digit VIN. VINs are located on the driver’s side doorjamb or on the dashboard of any vehicle.

The CARFAX Reports mobile app stores all the CARFAX Reports you’ve purchased in the ‘My Reports’ section. At any time you can go to the ‘My Reports’ section and review your CARFAX Reports for up to 60 days.

CARFAX Vehicle History Reports can include accident information reported to CARFAX, the odometer reading, the number of previous owners and more to help you find a great used car. Before buying any used car, we recommend that you get a mechanic’s inspection, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report and take a test drive.

Several other mobile apps offer free CARFAX Reports from used car dealers to used car shoppers including &

Download the CARFAX Reports Mobile App by clicking on the images below!

By | 2018-07-13T20:05:13+00:00 August 27th, 2012|Car Buying|10 Comments


  1. Louis Roldan September 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply


  2. JD May 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I can use my account through the mobile app but cannot access the main web site with it.

  3. CAR FOX June 1, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Hi JD,

    We’d like to help. You can contact our customer support team by clicking the link below.

  4. Randall July 3, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I used the mobile app to buy a Carfax as a guest and I’m wondering how I can create an account from that point

  5. Rashad Rivera July 25, 2015 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Are you going to support Windows Phone? If so, when can we expect the app?

    • Dave W August 17, 2018 at 3:06 pm - Reply


  6. Amy October 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    It would be VERY nice to have a Note section. Just sayin’. Or do you have it and did I missed it?

    • Amy October 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      This is for MyCarFax, not CarFax…

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  8. Bonnie May 25, 2016 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Please make a Windows phone app. I’m a dealer and I use Carfax daily. I’d really like to be able to access vehicle histories when I’m away from my desk.

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