Category Archives: Vehicle History Info

How to Avoid These 5 Car Dealership Scams

When you’re going in for your next car purchase keep your eyes peeled for the following scams. 1. The VIN# Window Etching Scam – Some dealers will charge you $300-$900 for window VIN# etching and tell you that you have to pay the money to get the loan because the bank insists on it. Don’t go for it. Some dealers might tell you that the etching is free but will add on the etch money to your monthly payments to make up for it. Anytime a dealer […]

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What Does the VIN Mean

The acronym VIN actually stands for Vehicle Identification Number. They are actually utilized so as to identify motor vehicles. Each one is unique so it stands as the vehicle’s identity. At present, the usual VIN is made up of some 17 characters. What is quite fascinating is that they do not include the letters I, O, and Q. The VIN is usually found at the upper left side of your vehicle’s dashboard. If you found it, you would see all 17 characters on it. The first character […]

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How to Read a Vehicle History Report

Old cars don’t die, they just get resold. If you’re buying a used car, whether from a dealer or someone who put an ad in the paper, you’ll want to know as much about it as you can. Even without anyone trying to deceive you, the vehicle may have problems you can’t see from a simple visual inspection or even a short test drive. A vehicle history report prepared by a third party is one way to know what you’re getting. Combining information from state DMVs and […]

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