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Free VIN check website

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Nov 27, 2001
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Free VIN check website

Guys,

Know have a good free VIN check website? The ones have found will only return the number of reports for the car, but not a detail summary.

If you would like to share your VIN checker website access..that'll be nice also.

thanks
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My Mazda 323 was totalled in Newfoundland 3 years ago.

So last month I did a VIN check on Carfax for the totalled car and it came up clean. No record of the accident at all.

I wonder how much information these vin check services are missing. I wonder if their Canadian data is any good.
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As far as I know, there is no intra-provincial sharing of information, re: accidents and insurance write-offs.
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dlander wrote:My Mazda 323 was totalled in Newfoundland 3 years ago.

So last month I did a VIN check on Carfax for the totalled car and it came up clean. No record of the accident at all.

I wonder how much information these vin check services are missing. I wonder if their Canadian data is any good.
Carfax has a guarantee wherein if you end up buying a car and Carfax reported it to be clean and it actually isn't, they'll buy the car from you for whatever price you paid for it.
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nobody wants to share their VIN checker?
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jace wrote:nobody wants to share their VIN checker?
Here's the one I used (and I'm sure the one most everybody else uses): http://www.carfax.com. I had to pay $19.99 for the service. If you have more than 1 car to check, then just go shell out a bit more money for the $24.99 unlimited. Surely, it can't be that expensive, right?
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vincevoltaire wrote:Here's the one I used (and I'm sure the one most everybody else uses): http://www.carfax.com. I had to pay $19.99 for the service. If you have more than 1 car to check, then just go shell out a bit more money for the $24.99 unlimited. Surely, it can't be that expensive, right?
I think jace wants to leech off someone who has paid for the unlimited checks... ;)
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well...yea...but nicely
Rehan wrote:I think jace wants to leech off someone who has paid for the unlimited checks... ;)
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carfax is mainly used for cars registered in the US
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oldsnail wrote:carfax is mainly used for cars registered in the US
Are you sure? I have used it on a car registered in Canada. I know that most Canadian auto buying sites recommend using Carfax.
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It's not perfect, but Carfax does have coverage for Quebec, which is how all the salvage cars are laundered into Ontario as clean. Also, if you see US registration in the vehicle history, that's a big red flag for checkered past.
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