View the history of a particular used vehicle
CARFAX Reports contain important information that can help you make a more informed decision about a used car, truck or SUV, including:
Millions of consumers rely on CARFAX Reports every day to help them decide whether or not to buy a used car. Each report contains information about whether the car in question has been in an accident, has any open recalls, previous owners, service history and much, much more.
Yes! CARFAX has a database of over 17 billion history records on every VIN in the US, the most comprehensive vehicle history database in North America. However, CARFAX suggests that shoppers use their reports as just one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make the best decision.
VIN stands for a car’s Vehicle Identification Number. A VIN consists of 17 characters and serves as a unique identifier for a specific vehicle. At CARFAX, you can use either a VIN or a license plate and state to get a CARFAX Report.
A VIN can often be found on the driver-side door, near where the door latches as well as on the lower-left hand corner of the dashboard, in front of the steering wheel. If you own the car, you can find it on the title, registration card or insurance documents.
A CARFAX Vehicle History Report can be used by anyone who wants to check the history of a used car. You may use a CARFAX Report to check the history of a car you’re about to buy, or a car you own that you’d like to sell to a private party. Shoppers feel more confident buying a used car once they know its history.