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Why Buy a Vehicle History Report?

Besides your home, the purchase of a vehicle is probably the most expensive item you'll ever buy. When buying used, it can be difficult to determine whether the vehicle you think you're about to purchase (a trustworthy vehicle that will last for years) is exactly what you're going to end up with. Some questions you might ask yourself include:

  • Has an accident ever been reported on the vehicle?
  • How many people have owned this vehicle?
  • Has the vehicle been damaged by floods, fires, hail or other natural disaster?
  • Is the mileage on the odometer accurate?
  • Has the vehicle ever been recalled?
  • Was the vehicle used as a service vehicle (police car, taxi, etc.)?
  • Has the vehicle ever had a branded title (e.g., junked, salvaged or rebuilt)?
  • Was the vehicle ever repossessed or stolen?
  • Has the vehicle ever been sold at auction?
  • Is there a lien on the vehicle?

How can you get an answer to any of these questions?

No matter what, you should always have the used vehicle you plan to buy examined by a certified mechanic to make sure any possible issues are diagnosed and resolved before you spend your money. Equally important is to obtain a review of the vehicle's history, which you can get by running an AutoCheck vehicle history report.

For many used-car shoppers, a key question is, "Has an accident been reported on this car?" Exclusive accident data from Experian now helps you answer that question with greater confidence. The accident data Experian has made available to its customers not only provide you a wealth of information; the data also provide you with accident information that Carfax® does not have. That means the vehicle may still have been in an accident but not reported to Carfax®.

The information we supply to over 8,000 dealerships is the same information found in the AutoCheck vehicle history report. You can know what the experts know when you purchase a report from AutoCheck.

We also understand that accident information is important to you when considering a used-vehicle purchase. With that in mind, AutoCheck reports 2X the number of reported accidents* versus Carfax®.

Finally, your report also includes the AutoCheck Score, which allows you to tell how a vehicle measures up against others of the same make and model at a glance. You can always explore the wealth of information that AutoCheck provides, but to save time and compare quickly, you can't do better than the AutoCheck Score.

To find more information on AutoCheck please click on the underlined AutoCheck Score above.

No matter which package you choose, AutoCheck vehicle history reports deliver available information on accidents, odometer rollbacks, lemon vehicles, branded titles and other valuable information. Our vast database pulls vehicle information from all 50 states and the information is built and managed by Experian, a leading expert in credit and automotive data services.

In 2009, Pipal Research, an independent research organization, compared data in AutoCheck and Carfax vehicle history reports. The study employed a sampling approach designed to provide data across 23 vehicle brands and to reduce the introduction of bias attributable to data selection. Pipal Research's data sample included vehicle history reports from AutoCheck and Carfax for more than 55,000 vehicles, including 5,685 vehicles with accidents. Pipal Research found that AutoCheck vehicle history reports in the study had more than twice the number of vehicles with accidents reported as compared to Carfax. The study also found that the AutoCheck vehicle history reports -- as a group -- had more than double the number of overall accidents reported as compared to the Carfax group of reports. Both findings are statistically significant, calculated at the 95% significance level.