What is a Vehicle History Report?
When buying a used vehicle, you are taking the
word of the seller of what shape the vehicle is in (Warning!
- There may be more to the vehicle than meets the eye).
A vehicle history report will disclose any
reported information that may make the purchase of a vehicle a poor
investment. A vehicle history report will disclose whether or not a
vehicle has been:
Stolen or salvaged
In a flood or hailstorm
In an accident or fire
A victim of potential odometer rollback
Classified as a lemon
Used as a rental or fleet vehicle
A taxi or police car
By performing a vehicle
history check (type in VIN number above and click "submit"), you will know, for FREE, whether or
not there is anything reported in Experian's national databases for that
vehicle. You can then purchase a vehicle history report and know the
details. If there are no records reported, you can be more confident
that the vehicle is a safer investment.
What Information is Provided on a
Vehicle History Report?
history report provides information pertaining to a vehicle's title,
registration and usage history. Each vehicle history report displays the results
of our search for: accident damage; a salvage or junk vehicle; damage from
hail, flood or fire; mileage discrepancies or odometer rollback; a gray
market vehicle (vehicles manufactured for non-U.S. markets that may not
comply with emission and/or safety standards - does not include imports
originally made for the U.S. market.); a lemon vehicle; a vehicle designated
as rentals, taxis or fleet usage; an abandoned or forfeited vehicle; records
of theft; liens that represent ownership interests or unpaid judgements.
What Information is NOT Provided on a
Vehicle History Report?
A vehicle history report does not provide the names of or information
pertaining to a vehicle's previous owner(s). The federal Driver's Privacy
Protection Act (DPPA) prohibits the release of such information for
non-permitted uses. A history report may not provide information on every
accident a vehicle has been in.
Where does the Information for
History Report come from?
Information provided in a vehicle history report comes from more than 150
data sources. These include: State Departments of Motor Vehicles, Auto
Auctions, Canadian Motor Vehicle Departments, Consumer Protection Agencies,
Auto Dealers and Other State Agencies. All data acquired from these sources
meets either the federally mandated Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) or
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