OTOFACTS vehicle history reports

USA Vehicle History Reports

Below are the samples of the two American reports provided by us. The information provided on these comprehensive and easy to read documents are designed to be an extremely helpful and an informative resource when shopping for used cars. In order to have an understandable overview about a vehicle’s history, the reports are organized into clearly defined sections. Each section details a different type of information which can help you make a better decision when looking to buy a used car. Below is a description of what you will find in each section of the report.

CLEARVIN Auction report summary

The introductory section of the auction report contains a summary of the more comprehensive information which can be found in the other sections. Additionally, details such as the vehicle’s specifications and any red flags you should be aware of can be found here.

This section is useful to get a quick overview of the information in the report, which is especially helpful when there are red flags brought to your attention.

Title history and odometer history of the car

This section will display the title history information of the vehicles and the recorded odometer history.

Data is powered by CLEARVIN, which is an approved NMVTIS data provider. The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is a program of the U.S. Department of Justice. This program protects you from fraud and unsafe vehicles. There is no more accurate and complete source for VIN data.

This type of information is useful to ensure there hasn’t been any odometer related fraud, such as odometer rollback, in the vehicle’s history.

Salvage and insurance records of a car

A salvage title indicates that a car has suffered some kind of significant damage in the past.

Salvaged cars can be inexpensive options if you’re a car shopper on a budget — provided you know what you are buying. It’s not for anyone who wants a 100 percent trouble-free car.

Additional history

This section of the Auction Report identifies further information about potential problems in the vehicle’s history, which may include: accidents, total loss, flood damage, odometer replaced, and many other useful information.

In order to help make better purchase decisions, this information is designed to give buyers a clearer picture of things that are normally difficult to know about a car which originated overseas.

Detailed auction data

Lastly, the final section fully displays the auction details of the vehicle with pictures taken of the vehicle for the auction too.

Before buying any American imported used car, always check the car with the Auction Report first.

CARFAX vehicle history report summary

The introductory section of the CARFAX Vehicle History Report contains a summary of the more comprehensive information which can be found in the other sections. Additionally, details such as the vehicle’s specifications and any red flags you should be aware of can be found here.

This section is useful to get a quick overview of the information in the report, which is especially helpful when there are red flags brought to your attention.

Ownership history of the car

The estimated number of owners, year the vehicle was purchased, type of ownership (for example, whether it was a personal or commercial owner), import/export history, as well as the estimated mileage per year and most recent odometer reading can be found in this section.

This type of information is useful to ensure there hasn’t been any odometer related fraud, such as odometer rollback, in the vehicle’s history. Additionally, if you’re looking to buy a 1-owner vehicle, using the Vehicle History Report is a quick way to help confirm if the information you receive from the seller is accurate.

Title history and roadworthiness of a car

Titles are issued by the local vehicle registration authority to specify the legal condition (roadworthiness) of vehicle. For example, vehicles with no reported problems will have a clean title. On the other hand, if a vehicle has had major problems, the registration authority will issue a specific title identifying what problems it has had.

Example titles on the CARFAX Vehicle History Report include: hail/fire/flood damage, salvage title, or if the vehicle has been rebuilt or acknowledged to be a lemon. This information is useful to help avoid buying a U.S. car which has had major problems in its past.

Additional history

This section of the Vehicle History Report identifies further information about potential problems in the vehicle’s history, which may include: accidents, total loss, damage to the vehicle’s structure, odometer inconsistency, and any open recalls that may affect the vehicle.

In order to help make better purchase decisions, this information is designed to give buyers a clearer picture of things that are normally difficult to know about a car which originated overseas.

Detailed history

Lastly, the final section fully displays for each previous owner the date, mileage at the time (if recorded), source of information, and additional comments which relate to all of the information found in the sections above. Consider it like the “works cited” section of the report. Additionally, here one can find any available service/repair records.

Before buying any American imported used car, always check the car with the CARFAX Report.

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