What a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Says About a Car's Past

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What information does a VIN decode

What a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Says About a Car's Past

Since the boom of the Internet, buying a new car online could not be easier. Today's online tools can ensure that any auto consumer may buy a used car – lemon-free. Here is how any Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) may decode a car's history or bumpy past:

- Title information
- Title transfers and checks
- Was the car salvaged?
- Has the odometer been turned back?
- Was the car in a major accident?
- Has the car experienced any significant mechanical problems
- Was the vehicle ever flooded or rebuilt?
- Has the vehicle been involved in any fraud?
- Has the car been damaged by fire or ever stolen
- How was the car used or procured in the past
(leased, rented, driven as a taxi or police vehicle)

   

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