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How To Check Vehicle History Before Buying A Used Car

Buyer Beware Series Article


Buying a used vehicle requires a lot of preparation and research. Looking up Official documents is a great way to educate yourself about the vehicle, but buyer beware of counterfeit documents—always check them against the vehicle identification number to verify authenticity.

Using an online VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) check can be the easiest way find out the history of a used car. The NewsWheel wrote an excellent article highlighting a website called Just enter your VIN and get a documented history of the vehicle your researching.

The NewsWheel article points out that the Information included in a report is
a VIN report that covers the following information:

• General characteristics of the vehicle, including the manufacturer, specs, gas mileage, safety features, etc.

• Records on maintenance, registration, title, reports on previous purchases

• Records on insurance, theft, export, lien, impound, etc.

Buying a used car can cost you a fortune if you don’t do your research thoroughly. Using a VIN check service will cost you nothing, but could save you hundreds in the long run. Another source for checking vehicle service history is CARFAX. Carfax is very reliable and most widely known. At Highway Motors you get a FREE CARFAX at any vehicle on the lot or website.

Happy Car Hunting! Feel  free to give us a call or email us, we would be happy to answer any of you questions.

Highway Motors Chico CA

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