Carfax vs competitor

Asked by Aug 19, 2016 at 10:41 AM

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Is there any benefit of using carfax over Carfax is over 3x more
expensive, just wondering if it has more information. or anything.

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I'm not real familiar with the other vehicle history report companies but I can tell you that Carfax shows maintenance and repair visits including the name and phone number of the service facility, as well as what was done. If an accident is reported Carfax will sometimes show you the incident report number and the municipality where the accident occurred. I'm not sure if the others do all that. This gives you the information needed to contact these service facilities and municipalities and gather more information if you choose. Most service facilities, except BMW, that I've contacted about specific vehicles have been very forthcoming. BMW has a very strict privacy policy and usually won't give out any information on any vehicle unless you're the owner. Accident reports are public information so most police departments will give you a copy of the report for a small fee. Whether you were involved or not. HTH. - Jim

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