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CARFAX vehicle history report

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Get a discount on vehicle history reports

Find out if the car you’re buying has any costly underlying problems by getting a CARFAX report today. AAA members get discounted vehicle history reports on used cars.

CARFAX vehicle history reports check for

Accident

Accident data

This includes accident history, severe or minor damage, damage location and point of impact, repair records, airbag deployment, and structural damage.

Repairs

Service history

Get a history of oil changes, tire rotations, open recalls, brake rotor replacements, transmission replacement, and safety inspections.

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Type of use

Find out if the car was a personal vehicle, a rental, or a lease; or if it was used for commercial purposes, as a taxi, or a police vehicle.

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Ownership history

This includes number of previous owners, states/provinces the car was owned in, length of ownership, last reported mileage, odometer rollback, and flood or lemon title.

AAA member savings

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Members at the Classic & AAA Plus® level

Order online and save 20% on retail price on vehicle history reports.

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AAA Premier® members

Call to get 1 free vehicle history report per membership year. Save 40% on subsequent reports ordered online.

Frequently asked questions

What is a CARFAX vehicle history report?

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A CARFAX report contains information about whether a used car has been in an accident, has any open recalls, previous owners, service history, and more.

Can I get a report for any vehicle?

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Reports are available for vehicles manufactured since 1981, the year the VIN (vehicle identification number) was standardized. CARFAX has information about cars and light trucks, but information on other types of vehicles may also be available.

Who needs to get vehicle history report?

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Anyone purchasing a used car who wants to check the vehicle’s history. A CARFAX report gives you information about a car you’re about to buy, or a car you own that you’d like to sell to a private party.

What is a VIN?

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A VIN or vehicle identification number is a unique 17-character code assigned to every vehicle. You can use a VIN or a license plate and state to get a vehicle history report.

Where can I find a car’s VIN?

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A VIN can usually be found on the car door jamb or dashboard near the windshield on the driver’s side. You can also find it on the car’s title, registration card, or insurance documents.

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