For a long time, the only sources for a vehicle history report in the United States were CARFAX and AutoCheck, each with their own independent databases. The creation of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) — a nationwide government database that state DMVs, insurance companies, and salvage yards are required by law to report into — has been a great step forward for improving the accessibility of vehicle history overall.
Today, in addition to two traditional providers offering reports based on their own database, there are a handful of approved vehicle history providers offering reports primarily based on the NMVTIS database. At VinAudit, we often catch issues other sources miss because VinAudit integrates data from both the NMVTIS database and our own independent database of hundreds of millions of records. But at the same time, we certainly don’t know everything, and sometimes it helps to get another perspective!
|Used by hundreds of thousands each year, VinAudit provides official NMVTIS reports in addition to maintaining an independent database with millions of new vehicle records added each month. With each report, VinAudit offers one of the most comprehensive checks for critical issues at an affordable price.
|Launched in 2020, VinAudit Canada is a subsidiary of VinAudit.com and provides canadian vehicle history from 12 jurisdictions in Canada (excluding Northwest Territories). A VinAudit Canada report includes registration records, recall records, vehicle status checks, and manufacturer buybacks through official data sources.
|Founded in 1984, CARFAX provides vehicle history reports for millions of consumers and businesses in the United States each year. CARFAX maintains a vehicle history database aggregated from a large variety of sources, and the company is well-known for their television commercials featuring the car fox!
|AutoCheck, powered by Experian, has long rivaled CARFAX with their own independent vehicle history product. AutoCheck provide easy-to-use vehicle history reports featuring the AutoCheck Score, which allow users to compare similar vehicles on a 100-point scale.
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