Finding A Vehicle History

If you're in the market for a used car, one of the best ways to ensure you're getting a reliable vehicle is to check its vehicle history. Vehicle history reports can tell you everything from how many miles the car has been driven to whether it's been in any accidents. 

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Here are three ways to find vehicle history reports: 

  • Check with a dealer:- Most dealers will have access to vehicle search history by Vin and will be happy to provide them to you. 

  • Search online:- You can find vehicle history reports online by using a variety of resources, including websites like Carfax and Autocheck. 

  • Contact a third-party service provider:- Some third-party service providers, such as CarMax and Edmunds, offer their own online vehicle history reports that are free to use. 

  • Check newspapers or other publications:- You can find vehicle history reports in the classified sections of newspapers or online at sites like and local websites like

A Carfax is a report that contains details about a vehicle's history and recent maintenance records, including information such as accidents, odometer changes, recalls, service records, and insurance claims. 

When you check a carfax report with the dealer or turn it into a third-party company, you'll have access to this information as well as its current condition and financial status. Because currently there are no laws requiring dealerships to provide their customers with carfax reports, there may be times when they won't let you see one unless you ask for it.