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Important facts about car history and common car scams that can cost you lots of money.
Lemons: A lemon is a car that the auto manufacturer has stated has a known problem, or is one of the few cars that just never worked right. The free Lemon Database report will let you know if the car was a manufacturer buyback (lemon) and how many records if any are contained in a complete car history report. Lemons are your worse nightmare, and you'll be surprised just how many there are circulating around the used car lots.
Salvaged: A car history report can report major accident damage. A car history report will identify when a car has been totaled or even had a minor fender bender. A car will often receive a salvage or junk notation on the title from various states. This is typically called a salvage title - and it's more common than you think.
Odometer Fraud: Odometer rollback is a common scam. This can cause you to spend thousands more than a car is worth. A car can appear to be a low mileage car, when it in fact could have 100,000 more miles than indicated on the odometer. A car history report is the only way to protect you from this type of fraud. Be sure to study the car history report mileage reports for any suspicious activity.
Flooded: Floods can occur in less than an hour, totally submerging a car or truck. Water can get in the engine and transmission. Rust from floods near oceans can cause excessive rust that can severely compromises the safety of a car. Floods can also ruin the interior, causing mold to grow that you can't easily see. Insurance companies must report these cars, however resellers can edit the title and cause you to spend your hard earned money on a lemon. A car history report will uncover flood damage that has been reported to an insurance company.
Fire: There re many reason that can cause a car to catch on fire. The water used to put out even a small fire can get into the engine and interior. Many times the car has to have windows replaced and be repainted. Fire can damage important hoses and mechanical parts.
Rentals: Imagine buying a car and then finding out that it had been driven by hundreds of people? It's hard to image a car like this having much value, but rental cars are often sold for the same price as other cars. Rental cars are proven problem cars that typically have a much shorter life span than cars with identical miles. A car history report can identify cars owned by major rental companies.
Where does the Car History Report information come from? Information provided in a Car History Report comes from more than 150 sources.
Major insurance companies mandate that their insurance claims administrators
report data on major damage, which is then included in car history
Consumer Protection Agencies report on major recalls and auto buybacks from manufacturers. This lemon buyback data is not contained in a free car history report. Both New and Used Auto Dealers also are solicited for data which is contained in car history reports.
State Departments of Motor Vehicles contribute information, which is contained in car history reports.
Canadian Motor Vehicle Departments contribute information contained in car history reports.
In addition to the Department of Motor Vehicles occasionally other state
agencies provide data to the companies who compile car history reports.
Vehicle history report. Get a free car history report online! A complete car history report will tell if a car is a lemon or salvaged.
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