Truth be told, it’s impossible to obtain a free AutoCheck vehicle history report that is ABSOLUTELY FREE! However, the free report can give you a good idea if there are any major problems with the vehicle you are look at buying.
One of the most important things you want to do before you ever buy a used car, is at least get a free AutoCheck vehicle history report. After all, you are putting your hard earned money on the line, and you don’t want to end up with a lemon. The problem with the free report is it doesn’t tell you the whole story.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can have peace of mind when you buy your next used car.
Buying a used car is one of the best ways for many people to get the car of their dreams. Just make sure your dream car doesn’t turn into your worse nightmare.
Get either a free VIN report from CARFAX or AutoCheck. Both are reliable companies and well known in the auto industry.
1. Locate the VIN number. The two most common places to find the VIN number is either on the driver side dash, you can see this by looking down on the outside of the windshield and looking for a tag with a combination of 17 numbers and letters. Or look on the driver’s door end panel or the inside door jamb.
2. To get a free AutoCheck vehicle history report on the VIN number go to either CARFAX or AutoCheck’s website and put in the VIN number. You will see a report that has decoded the information coded into the VIN itself to determine some basic information about the vehicle. Like, year, make and model. Next you will see Search Results. It may say they have 12 records found in our database.
They tell you these records may confirm a clean title history or uncover potential problems. This is where the FREE ends and it’s time order and pay for the rest of the report.
3. Pay for the report. Then you’ll see the content of the report and what each of the records are. In most cases these records will set your mind at ease. That’s what you are paying for… peace of mind.
So, a free AutoCheck vehicle history report is only the first step in getting the peace of mind you are looking for. Trust me. There’s no free lunch with these companies, but the few bucks you pay is a small price compared to what you are about to spend on that used vehicle with its unknown history.