Free Car History Report
A free car history report from CARFAX is available through many local dealerships as well as online when searching for or purchasing a vehicle through Cars.com or AutoTrader.com. CARFAX also offers
a free record check.
Another place to find a free CARFAX car history report is from the New Jersey State Auto Auction.
Where does Free Car History Report information come from?
Information provided in a Free Car History Report comes from more than 34,000 sources. These include: State Departments of Motor Vehicles, Auto Auctions, Canadian Motor Vehicle Departments, Consumer Protection Agencies, Insurance Claims Administrators, Auto Dealers and Other State Agencies. All data acquired from these sources meets either the federally mandated Drivers Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) or industry guidelines. Auto History has access to the world's largest relational automotive database containing over 11 billion records on more than 315 million vehicles.
What type of information does the Free Car History Report provide?
Free Car History Report provides information pertaining to a vehicle's registration, title and usage history. Each report displays the results of our comprehensive search for: major accident damage; salvage or junk vehicles; damage from hail, flood or fire; mileage discrepancies or odometer rollback; gray market vehicles (vehicles manufactured for non-U.S. Markets that may not comply with emission and/or safety standards - does not include imports originally made for the U.S. market.); Lemon vehicles; vehicles designated as rentals, taxis or fleet usage; abandoned or forfeited vehicles; records of theft; liens that represent ownership interests or unpaid judgments.
Your best bet.
A CARFAX car history report can protect you against purchasing a vehicle that may have:
- Bad title information, including salvaged or junked titles.
- Flood damage.
- Total loss accident history .
- Bad odometer readings.
- A lemon history.
- Multiple owners.
- Too many accidents including as airbag deployments.
- State emissions violations.
- Poor service records.
- Excessive vehicle use as a taxi, rental, lease, etc.