Flooded Cars on the Road in 2013 – An Infographic


There are over 212,000 cars on the road today in the US that have reported flood damage. Two thirds of flooded cars (133,173) can be found in just 10 states. … Read more

Buying Used Cars “As Is”


What does it mean when a car is sold “as is”? It means that the transaction occurs for the car in whatever condition it is in at the moment of … Read more

How Hidden Damage Can Affect Used Car Values

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When looking to buy a used car it is important to know how much the car that you are interested in is worth. Many different factors determine vehicle value, for … Read more

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: How to Protect Yourself from Sandy-Flooded Cars

Flooded Cars from Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of cars are damaged every time a storm hits, and Hurricane Sandy was no exception. Due to the excessive amount of rain that caused flooding, many cars were submerged … 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

The Smartbuyer Checklist suggested what to look for while inspecting the car

I recently purchased a CARFAX package to research backrounds on a Volvo model. Since I had little experience with Volvo the CARFAX info was critical. Having looked at over 12 … 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

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 recall.carfax.com. Did … 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

CARFAX gave me the confidence to buy

I found a truck I wanted on Craigslist. It was owned by a private owner who lived 140 miles away. It looked good from pictures I saw on Craigslist, and … Read more

It’s important to have a mechanic check it out

The carfax showed a clean record, unfortunately the vehicle was likely involved in an unreported accident that messed up the steering. The mechanic had to replace the steering box, pittman … Read more

Don’t Buy a Vehicle Before Checking for Flood Damage

CARFAX Helps Spot Water Damage

Considering purchasing a used car? Protect yourself from the tens of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles that flood the market every year. About half of all flood-damaged vehicles end up on … Read more

How to Protect Yourself from Airbag Fraud

How to protect yourself from airbag fraud

Since airbags became mandatory in 1998, over 28,000 lives have been saved, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). Statistics show that airbags reduce the risk of dying … Read more