How to read a vehicle history report on a used car!

Buying a used car in Charlotte can sound like a daunting task, as you want to be sure you’re making the right decision. When buying a pre-owned vehicle, whether it’s from our used car dealership in Charlotte or from a private seller, you’re going to want to know everything you can about it. This information is easy to get with a Carfax Vehicle History Report. This report combines information from the state DMV, RMV, police reports and other sources to give you comprehensive information about the vehicle’s history.

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Understand a used car vehicle history report

Although you can be sure our Charlotte used cars are high quality, it’s always a good idea to check out the vehicle history report – especially when buying from other used vehicle dealers or private sellers. Luckily, we offer this report upon request for all of our used Toyota in Charlotte. We want to help you make a smart and informed decision about the car you buy! However, if you’ve never seen a CARFAX Vehicle History Report, you may not know what to look out for. We can help!

  • Used car dealer in CharlotteIt’s important to know how many owners had the used vehicle. The more the car has been passed around, the less attention it was likely given. Not everyone can be trusted to keep up with the routine auto maintenance and auto repairs a vehicle requires, which is why the number of owners matters.
  • The locations the car has been is also something to look out for. Locations with cold weather can be rough on cars because of the snow and salt on the roads. Also check to see if locations have had floods or extreme heat, as these conditions can also cause car damage.
  • You should pay attention to the damage report and car repairs. Small damages such as bumps and scrapes don’t have to be a deal breaker; however, you should be aware of larger problems such as frame damage. If not fixed properly, this can be a serious issue.
  • Be sure to carefully match the name and description of the used car you’re considering with the report. VIN numbers can get mixed up and some sellers can try to fool you. By paying close attention, you can be sure you’re getting the right information on the vehicle you’re looking at.

If you see any of these activities reported on the vehicle history report of the Charlotte used car you want, it doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t get it. However, it’s good to have this information in hand when making your decision!

Ask for a the history of your Charlotte used car

Like we said, Toyota of N Charlotte provides a CARFAX Vehicle History Report upon request. We want to make your experience is enjoyable and your decision as easy as possible. Come check out the great selection of pre-owned vehicles we have available and leave it to our knowledgeable Sales Specialists to give you all of the information you need!

Our Toyota dealership is located at 13429 Statesville Rd. just off I-77 on exit 23. Call our Internet Sales Team at (888) 883-3797 for more information. We look forward to your visit.