Free carfax reports cannot be found anywhere on the internet, but you can come close at www.vinalert.com for one vehicle history report. The vinalert database of VIN reports is more accurate and more up to date than carfax and autocheck.
We surveyed one hundred consumers who purchased at vinalert.com and they were very happy to have saved up to 30$.
VinAlert finds vehicles that were sold at insurance salvage auctions and this includes clean-title wrecks. This is what makes VINAlert different from the rest. Information is updated daily and this makes them more accurate. The database now (Oct 2010) covers 87% of all DMV data in the USA. The kind of data that is available is:
• Title problems
• Number of owners
• Junk Cars (including cash-for-clunkers)
• Insurance Information
• Taxi, Fleet or Rental cars.
• 18 Brands (such as salvaged cars and Flooded)
• Odometer roll back (Miles).
A price comparison shows that they top all VIN Search companies including Carfax ® and Autocheck ® vehicle history data.
At the moment, vinalert has 362 million VINs in their database. Other than the States, there are 8,000 other reporting entities that fall into the auto recycler or insurance industries who participate. Data on vehicles reported stolen in Mexico is also available.
We recommend this site, so give it a try: www.vinalert.com any time you are looking at buying or selling a used car. There are lots of lemons and hidden problems in cars. The best thing to do in order to protect yourself is to get a VIN report and have a mechanic inspect the car.