What is a VIN Check Report, and where can I get a Free Report?

Brad Thome
June 2, 2019

A VIN Check Report is a necessity when shopping for a used car whether you need to know the accident history of the vehicle, or the engine details, recalls, market value, past listing history, or safety details. Using the unique 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle, you can get all this information plus more.

With this information, you can safely deduce if a used car for sale is a good car to purchase. Below is a list of the key items included in a VIN Check Report that you would need to look for.

VIN Check Reports are available at many places, but few of them offer all these details - let alone for free.

CARFAX is the most popular option, and often is available for free upon request from the dealer. A CARFAX is great for seeing the past accidents of a vehicle, along with recalls and market value, but it is often expensive. They start at 39.99! can tell you all the above information for FREE. By simply entering in your VIN, you can see if the car has been marked as a total loss, stolen, open recalls, vehicle specs, safety ratings, market value, plus more! There is also an option for discounted CARFAX reports and even cheaper vehicle history report alternatives, such as VINAudit. VINAudit is great because it pulls most of the same data that CARFAX does, but at a fraction of the cost.

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