How to Get Free CARFAX Vehicle History Reports

Get a FREE myCARFAX Account

Sign up for a free myCARFAX account and view your vehicle service history. You'll also get alerts for upcoming service, find trusted service shops and be the first to know about open recalls. myCARFAX makes taking care of your car easier than ever.

Every CARFAX Vehicle History Report contains information that can impact a consumer's decision to buy a used vehicle.

As you look for ways to save money on your next used car purchase, CARFAX can help. There are several ways to get free Vehicle History Report during the shopping process. We can help you get a CARFAX report regardless of whether you’re browsing cars for sale online, or looking at cars on a dealer's lot.

Get a Free Vehicle History Report with CARFAX Used Car Listings

Every car listed in our Used Car Listings comes with a free CARFAX report. What's more, thousands of vehicles listed on sites like AutoTrader.com and Cars.com can include a free history report from CARFAX. Look for the free CARFAX Report links and get the same vehicle history information that is available for purchase on CARFAX.com.

If a vehicle listing does not include a link to a free car report, it simply means that a CARFAX-subscribing dealer has not recently run a report for that vehicle. You may want to buy a CARFAX Report or ask the dealer for one.

Visit the Dealer's Website

A free CARFAX report is also available through many dealer websites. As you browse a dealer's used car inventory, look for links to free CARFAX Reports. If a link is unavailable, contact the dealer and ask them for the CARFAX Report.

Free CARFAX Reports are available at many car dealerships in your area. Just ask the dealer when you visit their showroom.

Ask the Seller for CARFAX Reports

If you are considering a vehicle for sale by a private seller, ask them for the CARFAX Report. If they do not have the report or are reluctant to share the vehicle's history, you may want to purchase the report for yourself.

In addition to getting a CARFAX Report, before you buy a vehicle we recommend taking a test drive and having the vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic.