What Is Carfax?

WHAT IS CARFAX?

A commercial web-based service, founded in 1984, that supplies vehicle history reports to individuals and businesses on used cars and light trucks for the Canadian consumers.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?

Simply put, CarFax supplies the most comprehensive vehicle history report available to Canadian consumers. The fact that the vehicle you are interested in comes with a CarFax report means that you can be confident in the integrity of both the vehicle and, thereby allowing you to buy with confidence.

WHO USES CARFAX?

  • Thousands of Canadian car dealers every month
  • Major car manufacturers and finance companies
  • Insurance companies, Auto auctions and dealer associations
  • Provincial departments and ministries of transportation
  • Law enforcement.

WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT A CARFAX REPORT?

CarFax is electronically connected on a real-time ("live") basis to its data sources. This means that the data is always current and not outdated. Other services purchase data dumps periodically, leaving the chance that recent important data is not included in their reports.

CarFax provides consumers with Canadian lien and/or security interest information on vehicles from right across Canada and guarantees the results. CarFax is connected live to each provincial and territorial registrar responsible for maintaining these records.

CarFax is the only vehicle history report available in English and French.

CarFax provides consumers with Canadian insurance and accident claims data. Through their live connection to comprehensive databases that service the Canadian insurance industry, CarFax provides data ®from Canada's private and public insurers. For vehicles in or from British Columbia, CarFax VERIFIED BC reports provide additional claims information directly from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) database.

In addition to all of the above, CarFax reports also provide consumers with data from one of the largest U.S. based vehicle history services, Experian Automotive. Through their live connection to Experian's 2 billion+ record database, all CarFax reports include the data you would get from other popular U.S.-based vehicle history services, including a Lemon Search.