Get a Free Vehicle History Report

Why pay just to find out a vehicle's history?
Tyler Tyler (288)
Total time: 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.

internet browser×1

Howchoo is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission at no cost to you.

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 dealersuite.com. 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.'

VIN in URL

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!