Millions of consumers rely on CARFAX® Vehicle History Reports™ to help them make better used car buying decisions. This article describes several ways you can get a free CARFAX Report to find out about a vehicle's title, ownership, and mileage history as well as any reported accdidents or service records.
How to Get Free CARFAX Vehicle History Reports
Every CARFAX Report contains information that can impact a consumer's decision about 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 from CARFAX throughout the used car shopping process - from browsing cars for sale online to looking at cars on a dealer's lot.
Get a FREE myCARFAX Account
Sign up for a FREE myCARFAX.com account and view your vehicle service history, 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.
Shop for the Car that's Right for You
Shop for used cars for sale on this website. Search by year, make and model. You can also narrow your search to CARFAX 1-Owner vehicles, cars with service records, or certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles. Every vehicle listing includes a link to the free CARFAX Report and all vehicles listed qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.
When you find a car that you like, contact the dealer to get more information or visit the dealership for a test drive.
Get a Free CARFAX report on Carfax Used Car Listings
Every car listed for sale on Carfax 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 car 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 Web site
A free car report from CARFAX is also available through many dealer Web sites. As you browse a dealer's used car inventory, look for links to free CARFAX Reports.
If your dealer does not provide links to CARFAX Reports, contact the dealer and ask them for the CARFAX Report.
Ask the seller for CARFAX Reports
Free CARFAX Reports are available at many car dealerships in your area. Just ask the dealer when you visit their showroom.
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.