What is a CARFAX Vehicle History Report?

April 2nd, 2015 by

CarfaxIf you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, you’re probably going to want to know whether or not the vehicle you’re looking at has been in any accidents or other incidents over the course of its life. That’s where a CARFAX vehicle history report can come into play. A CARFAX vehicle history report can reveal important information about a particular vehicle, including any accidents, the vehicle’s use in a fleet or other service business, and whether or not its odometer readings are correct and valid. It’s a crucial part of shopping for used cars in New England.

The Benefits of A CARFAX Report

The information contained in a CARFAX report is generally reliable and often insightful. That’s because CARFAX receives data from a variety of law enforcement agencies, fire departments, vehicle agencies, collision repair shops, and more. It then aggregates all of this data to help you more clearly discern whether or not a particular vehicle has been involved in a major accident. Here’s a short list of the benefits of a CARFAX vehicle report:

  • You will be able to verify that a vehicle has suffered no major accidents or damage.
  • You will have a better understanding of the life of a vehicle and how it has been used.
  • You will be able to verify and confirm the results of a mechanic’s inspection.

At Shannon Motors, You’re in Good Hands

Ultimately, a CARFAX vehicle history report can be a very useful tool for getting an overview of the history of a given vehicle. However, it is no replacement for a professional inspection.

At Shannon Motors, we perform a detailed, rigorous, and demanding 55-point inspection on each and every one of the pre-owned vehicles we sell. The professional technicians at our Johnston, Providence, RI and Somerset, MA locations have worked on thousands of vehicles over the course of their careers, and they can often tell when a vehicle has been subjected to the wear-and-tear of, say, a delivery car, or when it has suffered damage in the past.

In conjunction with a CARFAX vehicle history report, we’ll be able to completely understand the life of a particular vehicle and refurbish it accordingly. At Shannon Motors, we go through all of these steps in order to give you peace of mind and confidence in the quality of the used cars we sell in New England. We hope to see you at one of our three locations soon!

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