CARFAX Europe - the most trusted name in vehicle history.



CARFAX Europe ( is the official CARFAX website in Europe and the only legal source for authentic CARFAX Vehicle History Reports. These reports are available for all used cars imported from the U.S. and Canada and manufactured after 1981.
CARFAX is the most trusted provider of vehicle history information in the world. For over 30 years, CARFAX has helped millions of used car shoppers make better purchase decisions and avoid costly hidden problems.
CARFAX has been providing vehicle history information in North America for decades and currently has a data base with more than 14 billion records collected from 35.000 partners and sources, including government ministries, law enforcement agencies, service and repair shops, car dealers, insurance companies and many others. CARFAX is the neutral partner of consumers, dealers and partners from the private and public sectors – having the vision of changing the used car market for the better. No used car from the U.S. should be purchased without checking its history first with a CARFAX Report.

Buy a used U.S. import with more confidence

  • Over 14 billion records covering all U.S. imports
  • 30 years experience
  • Trusted by millions of consumers worldwide​

CARFAX History

CARFAX US started with a mission – to be the leading source of vehicle history information for buyers and sellers of used cars. Today, CARFAX has the most comprehensive vehicle history database available in North America with thousands of dealers subscribed in exchange of information with CARFAX and more than 20,000 data sources. In 2008 CARFAX set its foot in Europe for the first time, providing access to CARFAX vehicle history for Europeans wishing to import a used vehicle from the US. In the following years, the service has expanded to three more European countries, Sweden, Spain and Slovenia while more country-specific websites are to be launched in 2013.

CARFAX Timeline - Our Milestones

CARFAX expands its service to Spain and Slovenia 
Two own country-specific sites are launched: and

CARFAX expands its service to the Swedish market and supports used car buyers of Swedish cars 
The offer for US import cars on the former website, is now available on the European web presence

CARFAX starts expansion in Europe with 
CARFAX US Import site,

CARFAX surpasses five-billion unique data records benchmark 
CARFAX reaches 20.000 sources milestone

CARFAX launches Buyback Guarantee

CARFAX surpasses two billion unique data records 
CARFAX launches the "Truth About Used Cars" Ad Campaign

The number of CARFAX data records approaches the two-billion mark 
CARFAX and NAAA announce partnership

The number of CARFAX dealer subscribers reaches 13.500 
CARFAX endorses American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA)

CARFAX launches a $20-million campaign educating consumers on how to avoid the pitfalls, scams and risks involved in purchasing a used car 
Introduces CARFAX Certified Cars service

Becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of the R.L. Polk & Co.

"CARFAX Free Lemon Check" is rolled out to internet partners 
More than 400.000 consumers a month visit the site 
Signs AOL as an Internet partner

CARFAX launches, offering consumers the same access to CARFAX 
Reports already available to used car dealers (via fax)

Reaches 100 million vehicle history records

CARFAX obtains title data from nearly all 50 states 
60 Minutes reports on how CARFAX benefits consumers 
Blackburn Marketing Services purchases CARFAX 
Dick Raines is announced as president and US headquarters are established in Virginia

Six auctions and 28 additional dealers become customers

With just 10.000 vehicle history records and a vision, Barnett markets the CARFAX Vehicle History Report 
14 auto dealers become customers – reports are distributed to dealers via fax

CARFAX is founded