Accident Sample

This vehicle has been in an accident. As a result of the sustained damage, a state agency has branded it as a salvage vehicle.

Report Summary

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The Report Summary provides general information about the vehicle, the vehicle's AutoCheck Score and whether the vehicle qualifies for Buyback Protection. The vehicle's history is summarized under "Section summaries". A green check mark icon means no reported problems. A blue letter "i" means there is information to report. A red exclamation point "!" means a reported problem. This particular vehicle was involved in an accident. This has been noted in the "Calculated Accidents" line of the summary.

Title and ProblemCheck

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The reported damage this vehicle has sustained has been noted with red exclamation points and is also highlighted in yellow. Included in these incidents is a record of the vehicle's salvage title.

OdometerCheck

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Even though the title is branded as a salvage title, no problems showed up in the OdometerCheck.

Use and EventCheck

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Note where an accident was reported on this vehicle. Remember that it is always a good idea to have the vehicle inspected prior to purchase, especially if a vehicle is reported to have been involved in an accident. Further detail can be found in the next section.

Full History

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Notice the event on 7/26/2006: "LEFT SIDE IMPACT WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE". The salvage title was issued on the car less than two months later and is highlighted in this example.

It's important to note that a title can be branded in one state but show up as clean in another state. This process is known as "title washing". It can happen because each state has its own rules about how title brands are defined. Because of title washing, there is no way to tell if a vehicle is free of title brands by only looking at the paper title. Trust the paper title and you could end up purchasing a seriously damaged vehicle. Get the full reported history by running an AutoCheck vehicle history report!

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