Used car buyers are always looking for free vehicle history reports. You can get free history reports online and offline from some dealers, but you can’t just enter the VIN of a vehicle you found yourself and expect to get a full report for the vehicle for that you have to pay.
The confusion lies in the fact that there is a “free” element in the research process. If you have a 17-digit vehicle identification number or VIN, there are several websites where you can enter the number and get free information about the vehicle. Every letter and number means something, and what is often advertised as a free vehicle history report is actually a VIN decoder. Companies like Vehicle report can help you in getting complete information about your vehicle.
The set-top box will usually tell you the make, model, year of manufacture, type of security system, body style, engine, and manufacturer. This information is useful because it contains important information about the vehicle. For example, the seller may tell you that this is a 2004 Ford Taurus. But if you check the VIN, you can see that it is actually a 2003 model which is not fair to the vehicle. If they’re not honest about the model itself, you can bet they won’t reveal any hidden issues.