Is Carfax REALLY the Best?
Does it really matter which vehicle history service you choose? That is the question I had, so I decided to find out IF Carfax and Autocheck are actually any better than the other’s.
I reviewed a select few ‘other’ reporting services and have listed them below. The prices for obtaining the reports ranged from a low ‘Basic Report’ Pass/Fail list for $3.49 and ranged between $9.99 – $19.99, compared to Carfax’s price of $34.99, for a one VIN check Complete Vehicle History report.
You will see after checking out the other services below that everyone is getting their data from basically the same database source. Also, all are members of the NMVTIS (National Motor Vehicle Title Association).
You want to make sure the car you are thinking of buying isn’t on the ‘Lemon List’ or a ‘salvaged car’ or even been ‘totaled’ by the insurance company and then put back together again. So, take look for yourself and check them all out below.
I’ll let you know my choice at the end.
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ReverseVINcheck.com aggregates data from a variety of proprietary data sources to bring you the most comprehensive, in-depth vehicle record. We take the guess work out of buying or financing a new vehicle by providing our users with information that will help answering crucial questions about vehicles possible value, condition and suggested price
The vehicle history data is primarily supplied by the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS). States, insurance carriers, and salvage yards are required by federal law to report data to NMVTIS.
According to NMVTIS, their data providers include over 9000 insurance carriers, auto recyclers, junk yards and salvage yards and their database includes over 40 million salvage or total loss records. Outside of NMVTIS,VinAudit also aggregates data from other government agencies and industry partners to provide a comprehensive view of the vehicle’s historical events.
With this service the data is updated daily. I am sure the others do the same thing, but I wasn’t able to find a ‘specific’ citation in my reviews of the various sites. This site is minimal and simplistic all driven from VIN number input on the landing/home page.
The site has helpful information to walk you through the site. The site provides additional information related to a vehicle history, which is designed to give you all the necessary information prior to vehicle purchase.
This services has 4 separate plans (A-D) offering different quantities of the same components, VIN numbers and Vehicle History reports. The ‘Basic Report’ runs one VIN number using a Pass/Fail ONLY reporting system for $3.49.
The prices for Complete Vehicle history reports range from 1 VIN for $9.99, 2 VIN’s $11.49, 3 VIN’s $12.99 and 10 VIN’s and reports for $16.99. BASIC Report checks for (Pass / Fail): Lemon Check Manufacturer Buyback (US and Canada) Recall Check Flood Check Odometer Rollback Salvaged from Crash-Testing Over-Insurance Check Canadian Theft Database Total Loss Air Bag Deployment Theft Record
VIN Spy Pro provides the most affordable, premium vehicle history reports online. Do you need to validate the title of a vehicle you are thinking to purchase? Do you need to learn more about your vehicles history?
With our highly proprietary data, you will be able to use our vehicle database search engine to figure out whatever may concern you. Our number one priority is to provide you with the most update to date, accurate and informative data online in the safest way possible.”
Want to know MY choice based upon price and flexibility in services provided?