Carfax Revolutionizes Online Car Shopping With Vehicle History Search

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CENTREVILLE, Va., March 10, 2014 — Carfax has unveiled an innovation in online car shopping that helps consumers find the right car with the right history. At, online shoppers now can search for used cars with specific vehicle history details – things like no accidents reported to Carfax, service records, Carfax 1-Owner and more. Used cars for sale from thousands of dealers on the new listings site all come with free Carfax® Vehicle History Reports™. Plus, vehicles are shown based on the history attributes shoppers want, making the shopping process for visitors easier and faster.

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‘I found a great car on Carfax,’ said used car shopper Nathan Walker from Washington state. ‘I called the dealer immediately and he said the car was not listed in their inventory yet because it was still in detail and undergoing inspection. I already knew from the information in the Carfax listing that I wanted to see it. I drove forty miles to the dealership and bought the car.’

Key vehicle history details seen in every vehicle listing help save time while sifting through search results. At, visitors begin their search of more than one million used cars by selecting the vehicle history attributes they want. Listings from Carfax Advantage Dealers also include price, photos and a detailed description of the vehicle.

Once potential buyers find the car they want, they easily connect with the dealer directly from the vehicle listing on

‘We’ve made sure our inventory is included on for years,’ said Jeff Best, vice president of used cars for Brown’s Car Stores. ‘It’s an easy way for us to get in front of ready-to-buy shoppers. Consumers trust Carfax, which helps build their trust in the cars we list on Carfax.’

‘Millions of online shoppers today click on readily available Carfax Reports to see if the cars they want have a history that meets their needs,’ said Dick Raines, president of Carfax. ‘Now, consumers can know right away by choosing which history details are most important to them at the beginning of their search. Carfax puts the right cars with the right history right in front of you.’

Carfax also recommends a mechanic’s inspection and thorough test drive before buying, in addition to a Carfax Report, to help purchase the right used car with the right Carfax history.

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Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over 12 billion vehicle records from more than 81,000 sources across North America. A Carfax® Vehicle History Report™, the most trusted resource for vehicle history information, is an essential step in the used car buying process. Get free Carfax® Reports from dealers wherever used cars are sold online or look for Carfax Advantage™ dealers in your area and say ‘Show Me the Carfax’. For used car buying tips or to purchase a Carfax® Report, visit Carfax was recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

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For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664

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