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Vehicle History Reports

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A vehicle history report, also known as a VIN check, used car report, or car history report, is a detailed document that provides information about the history of your vehicle. To obtain a VIN history report, you will need to provide your Vehicle Identification Number.

A vehicle history report includes information, such as:

  • Past vehicle owners.
  • Liens on the vehicle.
  • Car title history.
  • Flood damage reports.
  • Accident history.
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How to Find Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Any driver who would like to order a vehicle history report must provide the VIN number to the appropriate party. To locate your VIN number, check in the following places of your vehicle:

  • Under the hood of the front engine
  • The driver side of the dash
  • Trunk under the spare tire
  • Driver door jam

When You Will Need a Vehicle History Report

Instances when you will need a VIN history report include when you are either buying or selling a car. Obtaining a vehicle history report before purchasing a vehicle can prevent from less discrepancies from occurring and help you be 100 percent confident in your purchase.

Ordering a vehicle history report can also help you if you are a private seller or a dealer. Buyers are less likely to purchase a vehicle when a VIN number report is not provided due to hidden problems the car might have. Earn a buyer's trust by providing a report ahead of time.