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If you’re looking for useful information about American used cars, look no further. CARFAX knows all vehicles in the American used car market. Here you can read about the different ways a CARFAX Vehicle History Report can help you make better purchase decisions, along with other useful information, such as used car buyer tips and tricks, general information about American used cars, how to import them into Europe and used car tutorials.

Periodic table of buying a used car - CARFAX

Periodic table of buying a used car

​Download the Periodic Table of Buying a Used Car for free now and have all the important steps when buying your new used car in one place! Everything that you need to know, from the beginning of your search to the moment when you drive off with your brand new used car!

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Simple Steps for a Used Car Check

A used car or a new car? Consumers every year face a difficult choice before purchase. CARFAX Europe explains and advises on the most important parameters included in the decision process of consumers for a used vehicle.

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How to detect mileage rollback?

Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. Mileage rollback is one of the most occurring types of fraud in the selling process of used cars. Consumers do, however, have options to detect mileage fraud. Therewith, they are able to protect themselves against used vehicle fraud and especially against mileage inconsistencies.

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Salvaged U.S. Imports: Deception at its finest!

Every year, millions of vehicles in the United States are declared salvage. Very often these cars are rebuilt and sold by deceptive sellers who fail to disclose or even try to hide the salvage information. Exact figures are unknown, but CARFAX Europe estimates that each year there are tens of thousands of these salvage titled vehicles exported to Europe.

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used car buyers' guide

Used Car Buyers' Guide

„Only when someone knows his destination, can he find the way,“ said Loazi some 2.500 years ago and thus gave us an important rule for buying a used car: The more you know what you want (and don’t want!), the better to find it. 

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10 Steps: How to sell your car

Are you looking to sell your car? Following CARFAX’s 10 Step guide on how to sell your car can help turn your used car into money in your pocket. If you’d like to sell your car, you may find yourself wondering how to sell it quickly while also getting the best value.

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Popular U.S. Stolen Cars Imported into Europe

It may seem hard to believe, but there are thousands of stolen cars from the U.S. which are being driven on European roads. CARFAX Europe has put together an infographic to explain which are the most popular brands of U.S. stolen cars being imported, as well as the top countries where these cars are ending up.

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American Car Brands: The Big Three

The American automotive industry began in the 1890s, in a time when traveling from place to place was mostly done using trains, boats, or carriages. Several different sources of power were used in the early stages of development, including steam, electricity, and gasoline. Thousands of entrepreneurs jumped headfirst into this new arena, focused on local markets.

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Checking used cars

Check the Service History of a Car

What to Look for When Performing a Used Car Inspection on your Own

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) - Your Car's Unique Identity

The Modern Way to Check a Used Car


Buying used cars

Periodic table of buying a used car

The Best Used Cars Under €5,000

Car Ownership History that Affects the Buying Process

How Buying Used Cars from Germany Can Be Beneficial

Buying Used Modified Cars - Is It a Good Idea?

What's a Kilometer Zero Car and Why They Are in High Demand


Selling used cars

How to Create an Effective Car Ad for Listing Sites

What's my Car Value? How to Price your Car to Sell


Importing cars

Transporting US Cars from America to Europe

Shipping a Car to Europe

Customs Clearance and Import Tax from USA

Vehicle Registration and License Plates

Importing American Classic Cars


Buying an EU Import Car - Everything You Need to Know

How to Import Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to Europe


American cars

How to Find out if your Vehicle has US Car Specifications

The Best Places to Buy Used Cars in America



Learn How to Calculate Car Tax

Guide for Changing the Ownership of a Car in Sweden

Vehicle Tax - Calculation and Payment in Sweden

Registration Certificate for Cars in Sweden

How to Register your Vehicle in Spain

How to Register your Vehicle in Sweden


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Top 10 Safest Cars for Families

Looking at Car Maintenance Costs: The Cheapest Cars to Run

Free CARFAX Vehicle History Reports

Most Fuel Efficient Cars - Save Money on Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption - Important Things that Affect Efficiency

Car Frame Damage - A Broken Foundation of your Vehicle

What to Do if You Think You've Been Deceived by Car Scams


Used Car Tutorials

The Basics of Checking a Used Car

How to Check a Used Car for Accidents

Checking the Tires on a Used Car

What to Look for When Checking a Used Car for Rust

Understanding the Meaning of Dashboard Warning lights