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1.6 million U.S. cars have rolled-back odometers, says Carfax rep

Illinois is reportedly one of the worst states with 60,000 cars

There is a glaring reality that some people still might not be aware of, judging by a report from NBC 12's InvestigateTV: Digital odometers are not safe from or protected from mileage rollback. In some cases, it's easier to alter the digital numbers than the old analog method. NBC demonstrates such in an article that says about 1.6 million cars in the U.S. have been affected by odometer fraud. NBC sourced Carfax as the authority on the matter, and used a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado as an example i

How to Buy a Lexus

A popular imported luxury vehicle, the Lexus comes in a variety of vehicle types, including sedans, convertibles, SUVs, and hybrids.

Helpful Tips to Get the Most Money When Selling Your Car

When the time comes to get rid of your car, there are no shortage of options available to you.

How to buy a used car without getting taken

An expert's tips for shopping used cars. Step One: Make sure you don't just buy the shiniest one you see.

How to Get a Free Carfax

For any car made since 1981, there is a detailed repair and damage history available from a company called Carfax.

What is a Clean CarFax?

When purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, you can have greater peace of mind about its reliability when you get a vehicle history report from CarFax.

Texas Has Most Used Cars For Sale With Active Recalls In U.S.

3.5 million cars for sale in need of repair

New research from Carfax found 3.5 million used cars are currently for sale in the U.S. with unfixed safety recalls. There are about 300,000 in the state of Texas alone, according to NBCDFW.

Carfax slapped with $50M antitrust suit by 120 dealers

In December 2012 Automotive News published a piece on dealers unhappy with Carfax, alleging that the most well known used vehicle history reporting company had maneuvered itself into a monopolistic position. Dealers were paying the price for it by being charged more for Carfax reports than they'd have to pay for those from similar agencies, and there was nothing they could do about it. Now it will be for a judge to figure out: Automotive News reports that 120 dealers have joined a class-action l

Should You Trust Your CARFAX Report?

Consumers often confused by what reports offer when used-car shopping

Checking a Carfax report has become such an ingrained part of the car-buying experience that many consumers assume that it's a definitive document that captures the complete history of a car. It's not.

How Carfax has cornered the market on car history reports

Ever wonder why Carfax seems to be the only company you ever hear about that offers vehicle history reports?

Carfax sends Car Fox into orbit, no vehicle history report available

It really wasn't long ago when it required six days to bake a potato and just taking any kind of winged flight was something special. Now a man can skydive from 128,000 feet above the Earth and pretty soon Wal-Mart will stock space flight suits next to the wicker outdoor furniture.

Unlikely Pacer: Ford Fiesta to lead the field at CarFax 400

Sure enough, the upcoming Sprint Cup Carfax 400 will be paced by none other than the Blue Oval's tiny 2011 Fiesta Sedan. With less than a third of the displacement of the tube-frame beasts lapping Michigan International Speedway, we wouldn't quite expect lightning-quick pace laps, but hey – safety first. While pace cars are typically some sort of performance product, manufacturers aren't past parading less than muscular new hardware in front of the captive audiences of the raceway.

eBay Motors begins offering free vehicle history reports from Experian

Consumers wary of purchasing vehicles off eBay may take a bit of comfort in the online auction site's announcement that all vehicles built since 1981 will now include free vehicle history reports effective today. The "AutoCheck" information, supplied by Experian Automotive, will detail whether vehicles have been involved in major accidents, have salvage titles, have been stolen or repossessed, have had their odometers tampered with, or have seen special duty as a taxi or police vehicle. Of cours

CarFax begins offering airbag deployment info for free

Many used car buyers are completely unaware that their airbags might not deploy in the event of an accident. There are a few reasons for this, but the most prevalent is a scam in which a car that's experienced a previous collision has had its deployed airbag improperly replaced, sometimes with stolen airbag units from other cars and sometimes with nothing more than stuff like packing peanuts or whatever else was lying around the shop.

Attorney estimates Carfax correct 60% of the time

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/business_finance/Attorney_estimates_Carfax_correct_60_of_the_time'; Many car-shoppers rely on Carfax to find information that may not be revealed by a dealership or independent seller. With so many cars selling on places like eBay Motors and Auto Trader, Carfax is one of the few ways to get information on a vehicle you've probably never seen in person. Just last month, however, Carfax settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of misleading customers to think it

CARFAX agrees to settlement in class-action lawsuit

CarFax is becoming an increasingly popular tool used by both buyers and sellers of vehicles as a way to verify a vehicle's history. Unfortunately, the internet-based service outfit has had to settle a class-action lawsuit that accuses the company of misleading customers into thinking that its reports contain more information than they really do. Despite the settlement, CarFax admits to no wrongdoing.