CARFAX Vehicle History Reports

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Every CARFAX Vehicle History Report Checks for...


Accident Data

Accident History

Damage Severity (Severe/Minor)

Damage Location/ Point of Impact

Records of Damage Repair

Airbag Deployment

Structural Damage


Service History

Oil Changes

Tire Rotations

Open Recalls

Brake Rotor Replacement

Transmission Replacement

Safety Inspections


Type of Use

Personal Vehicle

Rental Vehicle

Leased Vehicle

Commercial Vehicle

Used as a Taxi

Used as a Police Vehicle


Ownership History

1, 2 or 3+ Previous Owners

States/Provinces Owned In

Length of Ownership

Last Reported Mileage

Odometer Rollback

Flood or Lemon Title

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a CARFAX Vehicle History Report?

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. See Pricing

Does CARFAX have a report for every vehicle?

CARFAX Reports are available for vehicles manufactured since 1981, when the 17-character VIN was standardized. CARFAX has information about cars and light trucks, though some information for other vehicle types may be reported to CARFAX as well. CARFAX Reports are powered by the CARFAX database – believed to be the world’s largest vehicle history database – containing billions of records from more than 100,000 domestic and international sources. Check a VIN

Who is a Vehicle History Report for?

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. See What Consumers Say

What is a VIN?

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. Check a VIN or License Plate

Where is my VIN located?

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. Learn MoreWhere to Find VIN Number

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