More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U.S. to Europe have a negative history
A majority of all used US imports have either been in accidents, been stolen, been flooded, salvaged and rebuilt and shipped to Europe or are subject to open recalls. CARFAX helps you identify hidden problems with imported used cars from the US so you don’t lose money.
For 30 years, CARFAX has been collecting data on US vehicles from thousands of sources and has helped millions of used car shoppers reduce their risk of getting stuck with a vehicle that has costly hidden problems.
If you are interested in a used US import, help protect yourself with a CARFAX Vehicle History Report from CARFAX Europe, the official CARFAX website in Europe and the only legal source for authentic CARFAX Vehicle History Reports.
CARFAX is the vehicle history expert for American cars
CARFAX is the most trusted source of vehicle history information about US cars. For more than 30 years, CARFAX has been helping millions of used car shoppers make better purchase decisions and avoid expensive hidden problems. In addition, CARFAX has helped used car dealers around the world to build trust with their customers and sell their American cars with confidence.
With more than 14 billion records, CARFAX has built up its database with the help of its partners and sources, including government offices, law enforcement agencies, service and repair shops, car dealerships, insurance companies and many more.
CARFAX’ vision is to change the used car market for the better. As an independent source which benefits both consumers and dealers, no US used car should be bought without looking into its history with the help of a CARFAX Vehicle History Report.
Did you know? Thousands of used U.S. cars in Europe have severe problems!
Salvage Titles or Total Losses
It's easy to check if your car is affected. Get the CARFAX Vehicle Report!
Getting a CARFAX Report is simple
Obtain the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the vehicle you’re interested in (one can usually find the VIN on the dashboard of US import cars, when looking through the driver’s side of the windshield).
Our VIN check will inform you of the number of records we have available for that particular vehicle.
You're given the opportunity to purchase a CARFAX Vehicle History Report for this one car or a package of five (at a discounted price).
All reports last for 30 days and are visible through your personal login. Those who purchased a package have up to one year to redeem the report credits.
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"Thanks to CARFAX I was informed about the car’s past damages: vehicle rollover, airbag deployment, etc. and was able to change my mind on time. Thanks for the service, the price was absolutely worth."
"I learned through CARFAX before buying that "my future car" had 2 accident damages, including one total loss with airbag and side airbag release. So, I skip a lot of troubles for 60 €."
"I had the brilliant idea to try to get a CARFAX report. Immediately to the Internet, paid with credit card and in 10 minutes I had the report. Alert! Problem found: total loss reported, salvage title / certificate issued. Vehicle imported from California to Lithuania."
"CARFAX helped us not to fall into adversity in 2017 and in 2018 CARFAX helped us become happy owners of our dream car. For some weeks "Babs" is now with us and we have a lot of fun with the car. Without the CARFAX Report, we would now be somewhere with a lawyer in the middle of a legal dispute."