CARFAX Reports

Millions of consumers rely on CARFAX Reports every day to help them decide whether or not to buy a used car. Each report contains information about whether the car in question has been in an accident, has any open recalls, previous owners, service history and much more.

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Why do we provide a free CARFAX report for every pre-owned vehicle?

At Birchwood Volkswagen on Regent, we are 100% Committed to Trust and Transparency.

CARFAX Reports are available for vehicles manufactured since 1981, when the 17-character VIN was standardized. CARFAX has information about cars and light trucks, though some information for other vehicle types may be reported to CARFAX as well. CARFAX Reports are powered by the CARFAX database -- believed to be the world's largest vehicle history database -- containing billions of records from more than 100,000 domestic and international sources.

What can a CARFAX report tell you?

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Accident History

Previous damage can impact the value and safety of a vehicle, especially if it hasn't been repaired properly. CARFAX Canada can tell you about any damage from a hail storm to a total loss, providing third-party validation of the vehicle's history. Knowing a vehicle's accident history can help you buy from us with confidence.

Unfixed Safety Recalls

An estimated 1 in 5 Canadian vehicles have an unfixed safety recall, meaning they've been flagged by their manufacturer for an updated safety fix that has yet to be performed. Although not a reason to avoid a car -- it should be noted that this safety recall should be completed, usually at no cost to you.

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