CARFAX History-Based Value: Because a car's history affects its value.
CARFAX History-Based Value:
Because a car's history affects its value.
What's Your Car Worth?

Would you pay the same price for these cars?


  • Car with regular oil changes. CARFAX History-Based Value: $23,290
  • Car with no reported service records. CARFAX History-Based Value: $21,970

There are many ways to obtain a suggested retail value for your vehicle, but only CARFAX History-Based Value takes the following factors into account when providing used car values:

Book Value
Year, Make, Model, and Trim
Standard and Optional Features
Vehicle Condition
Number of Owners
Accident History
Service History
Registration History
Open Recalls
Vehicle Use (Rental, Fleet, Personal)
Changing the Way You Get Used Car Values

Vehicle history is an important factor in determining a car’s value. In addition to taking a vehicle’s year, make, model, mileage, location and condition into consideration, CARFAX History-Based Value is powered by vehicle-specific data that’s unique to CARFAX and tied directly to each car through its vehicle identification number (VIN).

Our VIN-specific value report is free, and examines the number of accidents, number of owners and the service history of each vehicle. Other factors, such as how the car was used (personal, fleet, rental or commercial use) help us provide an exact value. The result is a clear picture of what your car is worth, or how much you should pay.

You may pay less for a car with an accident, or more for a car without one. Only CARFAX gives you the VIN-specific price for every used car based on its history. Instead of providing you with a suggested retail value, CARFAX can tell you what a specific car, with a specific VIN, is worth.

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