"VIN" stands for Vehicle Identification Number.
This number is a unique universal serial number issued to every car
by the car manufacturer. Within the 17-digit vin number are codes that
indicate the car's make and model, where the car was manufactured, a
serial number, and even information about optional equipment.
Why you need a Car Report
When buying a used car, there are many ways for you to get a bad deal
from your local auto dealer.
Odometer readings may be rolled back. It's illegal in most states, but
its easy. It is still a common occurance in used cars.
Dealer will not or cannot show you the repair orders or identity of former
Vehicle shipped from out-of-state or received in trade from another dealer.
Cars these days go through a lot. They are driven hard and long. Many
cars are driven by taxi's, courier and other companies that keep a car
on the road for many hours on end. Many teenagers have cars these days
and they tend to take their driving lessons from the movie "The fast
and the furious."
When you shop for a new used car, do you ever think "where has this
car been"? Do you want a car that's led an exciting life racing the
local expressway or a car that's been owned by a retired school teacher?
Most people will prefer exciting cars without an exciting used car
There are so many used cars on the market, it's hard to keep track of
them all - right? Not true... The government has in place a way to track
every used car. Every car these days has a car identification
number. This VIN allows records to be kept regarding all transactions
relating to any used car history. These transactions are monitored by
third party companies that then make this information available to consumers.
This new service - allowing consumers to review a used car
history report - have provided a powerful way to combat fraud. Scam
artists now have a harder time reselling junked cars, lemons, and cars
that simply should not be allowed on the road. A used car history report
makes it's easy to spot a suspicious car, even ones that people have tried
to cover up.
Have the used car checked out and
verified by an independent mechanic or repair shop that you trust,
and a body shop not affiliated with a dealership, and factor these
costs into the final deal price, including deals from national car
chains and private parties.
Most everybody has heard of someone having a bad experience with a used
car they bought without a warranty. This is becoming more and more common.
There are state lemon laws that protect consumers to some degree, but
who really wants to spend countless hours and thousands of dollars trying
to settle a legal battle. A used car purchase is the hardest to win and
get a settlement from in a court of law. A little time and a small fee
can save you a lot of pain.
Used Car History - Free Car Report! Check your used car history online.
A fast used car history report search will tell you if a used car is a
lemon. Don't believe because a car looks and runs great that it's a good
deal. Many sellers will try to pressure you to buy immediately. It's better
to take the time to go home and get a used car history report before making
that final decision.
about used car history
Countless studies have shown that every day in the United States and
Canada thousands of ordinary people just like you unknowingly purchase
a car with costly, hidden problems. These problems can amount
to thousands of dollars, not including added stress and time. Dirty
dealers and lying sellers are making a killing off of naive people
who want to trust the person they are buying a car from.
Sadly enough, there are many lowlife people, that will tell you
anything just to sell you a useless car that will break down the
next day. Protect yourself by being an informed consumer - don't
become a victim of these popular scams:
For one thing, make sure you know who you buy the car from - have
they been in business long? Do they have a positive reputation in
the area? If a private seller tries to be anonymous, then it's a
big bet they are hiding something and don't want you to know where
they live when the car breaks down the next day. Always get a used
car history check before handing over your money.