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Clean Carfax Report In Cookeville, TN

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Clean Carfax Report In Cookeville, TN

Whether you're buying or selling a used vehicle, it's important that you know its history. That's why you run a Carfax report on the vehicle. While many dealerships offer these with their used models, you may want to get one for yourself if you're selling your old ride, so that you can price accordingly and be upfront with a prospective buyer. But what constitutes a "clean" Carfax report? Keep reading to find out!

 

  1. What Goes Into A Carfax Report?

    A Carfax report can make or break your deal. A vehicle's VIN is able to bring up records from various databases, compiling information that it can get about the history of that specific vehicle. Below is some of the information that you can find using a Carfax report:
  2. Any Damage To the Vehicle

    A polished exterior on a used vehicle doesn't necessarily indicate a damage-free history. This could include anything from an accident to other damage the car has taken since it was first manufactured. For example, if the airbags have ever been deployed you'd see a record of that. You wouldn't want to buy a vehicle that has been totaled in an accident.
  3. Odometer History

    To ensure an accurate mileage estimate, Carfax can gather information on the odometer. If it's an older vehicle with a manual odometer, although uncommon, there is always a possibility that someone could have tampered with it. This would be problematic because your service schedule could be thrown off.
  4. Any Issues With Titling

    The title of a vehicle proves ownership, so if it's missing or there are issues with it, then you may just want to walk away. Don't buy from a private seller who can't prove that they own the vehicle.
  5. "Lemon Status"

    When a dealer has recalled or repurchased a vehicle because of pervasive problems, that vehicle gains what's known as a "lemon status." It's best not to purchase a vehicle that's been recalled because of potential future issues it could have.
  6. Records of Previous Owners

    It's best to know how many people have owned a vehicle. With a used rental car, for example, you wouldn't know who's driven it, how much stress they put on it or how clean they kept it. Fewer owners, especially owners who kept up with maintenance, typically means that the vehicle is a better investment in the long run.
  7. Any Service or Maintenance Records

    When a vehicle has been properly maintained, you should be supplied with or be able to obtain a record of oil changes, tire rotations and regular checkups performed throughout the years. These records from Carfax can give insight into any issues the vehicle might have experienced in the past and whether or not they've been addressed.
  8. Any Warranties Still Valid

    Depending on the age of the vehicle, Carfax will be able to tell you if it still has any valid warranties. Since some maintenance might be covered under the warranty, it would be an added bonus of buying that specific vehicle.
  9. Model-Specific Safety Information

    Carfax will also have crash-test information on the specific make and model of the vehicle. Included under this umbrella are safety recalls and other relevant safety information. A potential buyer would want to know this about a vehicle for added confidence while driving.

A Clean Carfax Report

A clean Carfax report means that there have been no serious problems reported. If you're selling your vehicle and have properly maintained it without getting involved in any serious accidents, you should be in the clear. If you're buying a used vehicle, it's important to consider everything on the Carfax report before making your final decision.

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If you have any questions about the Carfax reports that we offer with our used inventory, please feel free to contact us directly or stop by Overdrive USA at 1510 Interstate Dr, Cookeville, TN 38501. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Cookeville, TN, and throughout Crossville and Sparta.