Vehicle History Reports
When buying a used car, it's important to know the facts.
Your VIN is useful for finding out detailed information about the history of your potential purchase. A VIN is required in order to purchase an in-depth vehicle history report. When buying a used vehicle, it's a good idea to view more than one vehicle history report for the same VIN. Here's why:
The two reports below are for the same VIN.
Remember, a VIN is a unique ID assigned to your vehicle.
The report on the left shows the vehicle was totaled by an insurance company.
The report on the right shows the exact same vehicle and that it hasn't been totaled, only that it has been involved in one minor accident.
This is just one example of why it is important to buy more than one Vehicle History Report for your new-to-you vehicle. If there are inconsistencies between the two,
it might be best to walk away.