Car Safety & Reliability Ratings


Car Safety Safety is key, but how do you ensure that your car is safe? There are several ways to ensure that your car is safe before and after purchasing … Read more

The CARFAX Reports Mobile App


The CARFAX Reports mobile app lets you check a vehicle’s history by running a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report™ on the spot. The apps are available FREE for iPhones in the … Read more

Buying a Car For Your Teenager


With summer break coming to a close, many parents are thinking about buying a car for their high school and college students before they go back to school. If you’re … Read more

Pre-Purchase Inspection Tips When Buying a Used Car

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You’ve taken a test drive and gotten a CARFAX report, now it’s time for the next step – a pre-purchase inspection. This inspection gives you an expert opinion on the … Read more

Taking a Test Dive


Before You Drive: Start by adjusting the steering wheel, mirrors and seats for optimum visibility and comfort. Sometimes the seller will roll the windows down, turn on the radio and … Read more

New vs. Used Cars


Before beginning your car search, the first thing you need to consider is – Should I buy a new or used car? New and used cars for sale have their … Read more

Where to find the best used cars


Car Dealerships You can go to franchise or independent car dealerships when looking for a used car. Franchise and independent dealers both sell used cars, but franchise dealerships also sell … Read more

What Can Franchise Car Dealerships Do for You?

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Franchise car dealerships are authorized to sell new cars for specific manufacturers and any used cars that meet their dealership’s standards.

Open Recalls by State – An Infographic

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How many open recalls did your state have for sale online in 2011? Open Recalls are an accident waiting to happen. Check your car for free today at Did … Read more

The Car Fox has gone CG


CARFAX recently released three new ads featuring a completely made-over Car Fox. No longer a puppet, the Car Fox has been enhanced by computer graphics and groomed by the team … Read more

What can you learn about a car from a CARFAX report?

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This interactive video gives an overview of some of the things you can learn about a vehicle from a CARFAX Vehicle History Report. View on YouTube for the best experience.

Are Cars Getting Safer? An infographic on Vehicle Crash Statistics


Vehicle safety is important. In this infographic we take a look at motor vehicle crash statistics from 1990 to 2009 to help answer the question “Are Cars Getting Safer?”    

Understanding Safety Ratings

Safety Ratings

  One of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new or used vehicle is safety and reliability. Thankfully through CARFAX you can view the auto industry’s leading … Read more

Car Fox Runs the 40. #RunRichRun

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The CAR FOX decided to get in on the NFL Network’s #RunRichRun. A respectable 6.1 sec 40 yard dash, all while delivering a Carfax Vehicle History Report. We even made … Read more

Structural Damage 101

Frame Damage

One of the most important safety features of your car is the one you can’t see – the car’s structure*. A car’s structure is the foundation on which the entire … Read more

Avoiding Odometer Fraud

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  Here’s a new twist on an old used car scam. Scam artists have been rolling back odometers for years, but now it may be even easy to do it … Read more

Decoding Your VIN Number

VIN Infographic

Ever wonder what the various numbers and letters in a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) mean? Here’s an infographic that should shed some light on the topic. Click the image to enlarge. … Read more

What Does Your VIN Say?

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  What can a CARFAX report tell you that you may have not known about your own car? Watch as some people we interviewed were surprised to learn some of … Read more

Odometer Fraud

Odometer Fraud

Despite increased safety measures and increasingly stringent laws, consumers still fall victim to odometer fraud daily. Due to a lack of consumer awareness, consumers think that the oldest car fraud … Read more

Help us Reach 1 Billion Miles

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We’re on a quest to reach 1 billion miles. Help us by posting a picture of your car’s odometer to the CARFAX Facebook Wall! Visit to see the latest … Read more

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