A vehicle research looks into the l car’s ast car and its condition. In some cases, it can also open a pandora’s box of hidden issues. Here are the reasons why you must not skip getting a car report before you buy a car:
Vehicle records and buyer resources: A license plate number uniquely identifies a car in important vehicle documents. It can also point you to resources that are critical to making informed decisions when buying a car.
Accidents: Look out for scrupulous sellers who re-build or fix cars with severe damages, replace damaged parts with cheap ones, and then resell these vehicles to unsuspecting buyers. In 2019, the crash fatality rate in Kansas was higher than the US fatality rate. If you want to make sure that the car you’re buying has no accident record, run a car report.
Car theft: Beware of deals that are sometimes too good to be true. Some good quality cars may have been obtained illegally. Remember that the rate of motor vehicle theft in Kansas per 100,000 inhabitants in 2019 is higher compared to the national rate. Search for any theft (actively being searched or record of recovery from theft in the past) associated with a license plate number.
Title brands: State department of motor vehicles (DMV) vary in how they define title brands like hail damage, flood, and salvage. It may defeat the purpose of informing buyers about past incidents that may have damaged the vehicle. With our free vehicle research tool, you can check if there was a title brand in the past or how a title brand changes across states.