The Importance of a Car Fax Vehicle History Report
Don't risk buying a used car with hidden problems. Shop with confidence at Prado Auto Sales knowing we’ll show you the CARFAX.
Buying a car is a BIG purchase. And let’s face it; when it comes to purchasing a pre-owned vehicle many people are worried about its history and if it could potentially have any impact on the future ownership of the car by causing unexpected issues. A way to eliminate this worry and be more assured when purchasing a used vehicle is to make sure you get a vehicle history report. We believe you should never buy a car without seeing a full history report and that’s why Prado Auto Sales is a CARFAX Advantage Dealer. As a CARFAX Advantage Dealership, we provide FREE detailed CARFAX History Reports on ALL of our used vehicles. With a CARFAX Report in hand, you can have total peace of mind about any pre-owned car you purchase from us.
What is a CARFAX Vehicle History Report?
A CARFAX Report uses your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to track the history of the car throughout its life. The VIN is like a vehicle’s fingerprint and provides information captured by insurance companies, repair shops, law enforcement agencies, and dealerships. The detailed report includes number of owners and any filed claims, sustained damage, repairs, service history records, title issues, recalls affecting performance, and reported mileage odometer readings.
Why is a CAR FAX Report Important?
When shopping for a used vehicle it is essential to know the history of the vehicle before you commit to a purchase. The CARFAX History Report gives you invaluable information about the condition of a vehicle so you’ll know if a car is safe, reliable, and a smart purchase before you sign on the dotted line. Here are some of the reasons why having a window into a car’s past is so important.
1.Mileage: Did you know you can lose as much as 80% of the money spent buying a car with an odometer rollback? That’s significant! CARFAX reports help identify cars that have potential odometer fraud, so you’ll know the car you are interested in buying doesn’t really have more miles than advertised.
2.Accidents: Even minor accidents can potentially affect a vehicle’s value and safety. The CARFAX History Report will show if a vehicle has been in an accident and suffered any damage. If an accident shows up on the report, be sure to get the details and make sure the dealership has had the car inspected by their warranty provider, as we do at Prado Auto Sales. If you are interested in a car from a private seller, make sure you have it thoroughly inspected by a mechanic before you purchase it.
3.Water Damage: Flood damaged cars can potentially have huge issues. They often end up in another state from where they were damaged and are then sold to unsuspecting buyers. A CARFAX Vehicle History Report is the best way to find out if an automobile has reported water damage and if a flood damage title has been issued.
4.Title Checks: Along with providing information about mileage, accidents, and/or flood damage, the car history report also tells you the status of the title. If a vehicle has been in a major accident and written off as a total loss by an insurance company, it will be issued a “rebuilt” or “salvage title”. Check the history report to make sure the car has a “clean” title.
5.Recall Information: CARFAX reports offer data on open recalls for all major vehicle manufacturers. Recall information is provided on used Fords, used Hondas, used Nissans, used Toyotas, and many other popular brands. You can conveniently check the history report to find out if the vehicle you are interested has any outstanding recalls.
6.Maintenance Records: A vehicle history report may contain service records, including the type of work done, and how often it was performed. As a buyer, this information is essential to get a good idea about how the car was cared for, and if any major regular maintenance may be needed in the near future.
One of the best things about coming to Prado Auto Sales to shop our inventory of quality used cars, besides having the best used car deals in Miami, is that we want you to know everything about the car you are buying. That’s why we offer a FREE CARFAX Vehicle History Report on every vehicle we sell. You can always be confident in the quality of our pre-owned cars and rest-assured that you are making a fantastic purchase at Prado Auto Sales. To start shopping the best in Miami used cars now visit our inventory page and don’t forget to click on “Show Me the Car Fax”!
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