If you’re in the market for a used car, you must get a vehicle history report and have the car inspected by a certified mechanic on a lift. Do not buy a used car without these two very important pieces of information. Making an educated decision on a used ca purchase can save you thousands of dollars.
Why you need a vehicle history report?
It gives you a window into your car’s past.
According to the U.S. Government, roughly a half a million cars are sold with fraudulent odometer readings annually, costing used car buyers over a billion dollars. Research also indicates that many more go unreported!
The Office of Odometer Fraud Investigations has reported a sharp increase in odometer fraud. Elevated used car prices coupled with a tight supply of low-mileage used cars, has made odometer fraud more profitable than ever.
Natural disasters damage over a quarter million cars! Many of these vehicles get cleaned up, rebuilt and put back on the road.
What’s in a vehicle history report?
A used car history report contains vehicle records, including data from state DMV’s, auto auctions, manufacturers, car dealers, police reported accidents and repair shops. A history report may reveal more about that used car – information you should know if you’re considering the buy.
Reports can also reveal the number of previous owners, when it was sold and wat states it was sold in; total loss, flooded, rebuilt wreck and salvage titles; accident data, including airbag deployment; potential odometer rollback fraud; year, make, model, engine, location of manufacture and installed equipment; whether the car has been turned in under the “Lemon Law”; exclusive valuable auto auction data; and indicate if the vehicle has been certified used, leased, rental, fleet or governmental vehicle.
Oftentimes, it’s difficult to know whether the vehicle you’re looking at buying is free of worries, but Cars Ink stands behind every vehicle we sell – we are also glad to provide you with the reports you need to make an educated and wise decision.