Why Buy a Vehicle History Report?
Besides your home, the purchase of a vehicle is probably the most expensive item you'll ever buy. When buying used, it can be very difficult to determine whether the vehicle you're about to purchase is
exactly what you're getting. Some questions you might ask yourself include...
Learn About VINs
The car's vehicle identification number (VIN) is the identifying code for a SPECIFIC automobile. The VIN serves as the car's fingerprint, as no two vehicles in operation have the same VIN.
A VIN is composed of 17 characters (digits and capital letters) that act as a unique identifier for the vehicle. A VIN displays the car's unique features, specifications and manufacturer.
The VIN can be used to track recalls, registrations, warranty claims, thefts and insurance coverage...
Learn About Title Brands
Title brands tell potential customers whether a used vehicle has sustained damage or might be potentially unsafe to drive. Note that if a vehicle's title has been "branded," it is an official
designation made by a state agency and should appear on the vehicle's title paperwork. Neither individuals nor private companies can brand titles. While title brands vary by state, some of the
most common ones include...
Negotiate Like a Pro
Negotiating the price of a used car can be a stressful process. Is the price fair? Can I get a better deal somewhere else? Is the seller telling me the truth? Your best weapon against being taken
advantage of is the knowledge you get with an AutoCheck vehicle history report. Whether you bring the report with you at the beginning of the process or run one just before you sign on the dotted line,
it will give you invaluable information that you can use to negotiate a lower price for your vehicle. Here's how...
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Looking for an article you found on AutoCheck? We have information on why vehicle history reports are important, how you can use a VHR as a negotiating tool when you go to buy or sell you car,
and information on the AutoCheck Score. If you have questions about how where to find the VIN or what title brands are, you can find that information there, too.