Get a Free Vehicle History Report

Why pay just to find out a vehicle's history?
John John (304)
1 minute

Before you buy a car, truck, or SUV, you will definitely want to get a vehicle history report. Vehicle history reports contain vital information like accident history, title history, odometer readings—so you can be sure that you're getting what you expect from your purchase.

Carfax seems to be the name that comes to mind when people search for a vehicle history report, but unfortunately, they charge quite a bit of money for a single report. I've discovered a super-easy way to get a vehicle history report that does not require you signup on some strange website.

This seriously works! And it's just 3 steps.

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Where is my vin #

The VIN number can often be found on the side of the driver's side door. Occasionally, it will be on the front windshield. See the above image for other common locations.

Currently, the first result is from It may be different for you, however.

This search will look for any site that does an autocheck and has 'vin' in the URL. Find a search result that has a 'vin' in the URL. In this case, you will be able to replace your VIN number with the VIN number in the URL and hit 'Enter.'


The VIN will likely be in the second part of the URL after the ?, and it may look something like this VIN=xxxxxxxxxxx. After replacing the VIN and hitting Enter, it should run the report for your vehicle!

Get your free credit report without the BS.
Zach Zach (248)
10 minutes

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) entitles all Americans to a free credit report every 12 months. You can make this request via the official government-run website.