A CARFAX report is a detailed report of the car’s history that you can find on carfax.com . You just need to know the VIN number of the car to get the CARFAX report. Usually, a CARFAX report costs $39.99, but often you can get a free CARFAX report if you buy a car from the dealership.
Indy Auto Man has a free CARFAX report on all vehicles that are listed on the website inventory . If you are from Indianapolis and want to check a CARFAX report on one of the vehicles, you need to follow Indy Auto Man on Facebook and ask them about the CARFAX report. Then Indy Auto Man will send you a free CARFAX report. If you are not from Indiana, then you can still try to ask a local dealership, and maybe they will help you to get a free CARFAX report.
The data for the CARFAX report is usually collected from car insurance providers, police reports, repair companies, and Bureaus of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The report is written in chronological order and has an additional description. The CARFAX report has four sections, with some subsections:
Both the buyer and the seller need to know how to read the CARFAX report. Buyers should check the vehicle history before buying the car. They will use it to check the car, and they can use some details from the CARFAX report in negotiation with the seller.
The seller can also benefit from reading the CARFAX report for a car that he/she wants to sell. A properly maintained vehicle with a clean service/repair history will fetch a higher price, especially if you show proof of this on paper. It is important to have documents of all the repairs that you or the previous owner did. Knowing the history of the vehicle can help with the negotiation process and prepare you to answer questions from the buyer.
When you read the CARFAX report, you need to go through all the sections and subsections that we listed above. Pay close attention to the ownership. It is better when a car has a few owners. One-owner cars are more valuable than cars that have multiple owners. Also, pay attention to how the car was used before, whether it was used for personal use, rent, or commercial. Do not forget to check the title information. Avoid cars that have salvage, junk, rebuilt, fire, flood, hail, or lemon title status. Check the mileage information. The mileage should go up in sequence throughout the report. If not, the odometer may have been rolled back. Look for the accident history and if the car was involved in any accidents, check the area of damage, the status of it (minor, moderate, severe), and the description. Check the history of repairs and vehicle service. It is better when a car has been regularly checked and properly maintained.
However, the CARFAX report is not the only one that you can check. You can check the Autocheck report. Here you can find more information about the Autocheck report and the difference between the CARFAX report .
If you are from Indianapolis and want to check a CARFAX report on one of the vehicles, you need to follow Indy Auto Man on Facebook and ask them about the CARFAX report. Then Indy Auto Man will send you a free CARFAX report. If you are not from Indiana, then you can still try to ask a local dealership, and maybe they will help you to get a free CARFAX report.