For most people, buying a vehicle is the second largest purchase they make in their lifetime. Once you find the year, make and model of vehicle that works for you, there are six key questions that you need to answer to determine whether the specific car you’re looking at is the one you should buy. You can find the answers to each in your CarProof report.
How far has it travelled? One of the first things people look at when shopping for a used car is its mileage. While it’s unlikely to happen if you’re shopping with a licensed dealer, some people have purchased used cars only to discover down the road that the odometer has been tampered with and the vehicle has travelled much farther than they had originally thought. A CarProof report provides an idea of the true mileage of the vehicle by containing odometer readings recorded over the vehicle’s lifetime.
Does the vehicle have any damage history? A previous accident or damage history may or may not impact your decision to purchase a vehicle, but it can provide you with insight into the safety and condition of the car. While a previous accident may have impacted the structural integrity of the vehicle, damage history could also indicate things like hail damage which might only be cosmetic. Either way, the first step to knowing about this history is to purchase a CarProof report, which will give you the information you need to ask the right questions before you make a purchase.
Are there any liens on the vehicle? CarProof Verified reports include a cross-Canada enforceable lien search which will notify you of any legal claim that a third party may have on the vehicle that you’re considering. Because a lien can be enforced against a car’s new owner, it’s important to know of any outstanding liens before you buy.
Where has this vehicle been? CarProof reports will tell you where in Canada and the U.S. the vehicle is, or has been registered as well as the status of the vehicle in those jurisdictions.
Is this vehicle stolen? CarProof reports access the Canadian Police Information Centre to see if the vehicle is marked as actively stolen.
Was this car imported? If the vehicle you’re considering has ever been imported or exported between Canada and the U.S., you will find out in your CarProof report.
There are many factors that may impact your decision to buy a particular vehicle. Purchasing a CarProof report is your first step to gathering all the information you need to decide whether or not the car you’re buying is the right fit for you and your family.
Interested in more reasons to ask for a CarProof report? Watch our video or visit our website! For more information on buying, selling, owning and maintaining a used car visit the CarProof Resource Centre today!