Do You Have a Clean Carfax? | Hendersonville NC | Near Asheville, Canton & Greenville

When you're ready to sell your vehicle, you'll want to get the best price possible. One of the main factors in determining a vehicle's value is its Carfax report. Does your car have a clean Carfax report? To find out more about what a Carfax report entails, we've outlined some details below.

What goes into a Carfax report?

A Carfax report can make or break a deal, whether you're selling your vehicle or buying a used one. A vehicle's VIN can find records from different databases, compiling information about the history of the vehicle. Carfax reports include the following information:

Any Damage To the Vehicle

If a used car's exterior appears to be flawless, this is not a guarantee that the car hasn't been damaged in the past. This could include anything from an accident to other damage the car has accumulated since it was first manufactured. For example, if the airbags have ever been deployed there will be a record of that. You'll want to avoid any vehicle that has been totaled in an accident.

Odometer History

Carfax can check for accurate mileage by gathering odometer information. Though unlikely, there's a chance an older vehicle with a manual odometer might have been altered. Without a Carfax report, you may think your vehicle has less miles than it actually does.

Any Issues With Titling

Because the title of a vehicle proves ownership, a missing title or other issue is a red flag, and you're better off walking away. Never buy from a private seller who can't prove that they own the vehicle.

"Lemon Status"

"Lemon status" applies to a vehicle that has been recalled or repurchased due to major issues. It's best not to purchase a vehicle that's been recalled because of potential future problems it could have.

Records of Previous Owners

Before you make a purchase, it's always good to know how many owners a vehicle has had. If you purchase a used rental car, for example, you won't know who has driven it, how much stress has been put on the vehicle or how clean it's been kept. The fewer owners your vehicle has had, the better, especially if the previous owners have kept up with maintenance.

Any Service or Maintenance Records

If a vehicle has been regularly maintained, the Carfax report should be able to provide you with a record of oil changes, tire rotations and regular checkups performed throughout the years. These records can provide insight into any issues the vehicle might have had in the past and whether or not these issues have been resolved.

Any Warranties Still Valid

Carfax will be able to tell you if any warranties are still valid, depending on the age of the used vehicle. Because some maintenance might be still be covered under the warranty, this would be an extra perk of buying a used vehicle.

Model-Specific Safety Information

Carfax should also be able to supply crash-test information on a specific make and model, including any safety recalls and other relevant safety information. Knowing this gives a potential buyer additional peace of mind on the road.

A Clean Carfax Report

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

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 Hunter Volvo at 2520 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791. As always, we look forward to serving our customers from Hendersonville, NC, and throughout Asheville, Canton and Greenville.

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