Should I check vehicle history?

There are over 3.5 million vehicles deemed total-losses each year in the United States. Because of that it is very important to check vehicle history before buying a used car. report checks for more than 60 issues: salvage titles, collision, total-loss, fire, flood, hail, odometer rollbacks etc.

How to find your VIN number?

The VIN can be found by looking at the dashboard on the driver's side of the vehicle. You can read the number by looking through the windshield. If the VIN cannot be found there, it may also appear in a number of other locations:

- driver's side door post
- front of the engine block
- front of the car frame
- rear wheel well

You can also check any documentation you have for the vehicle:

- insurance card or policy
- vehicle title and registration
- owner's manual

If you still can't locate the VIN, try to call a dealership or the manufacturer and request guidance.

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