Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday: Free VIN check!

With gas prices being what they are today I know many friends and family members are hoping to trade in their SUVs and trucks for more economical, fuel-efficient vehicles.

On the two occassions my husband and I've been car shopping we went straight home and ran a Carfax report to ensure the vehicle we were interested in wasn't a dud. (CarMax runs one on ALL used cars and doesn't charge for it!)

Today, while reading, I came across a GREAT find that's comparable (read: way better) to it's called VINcheck. This free (Hello, FREE!?) way to check out used cars for hidden histories of theft or damage is maintained by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, therefore, the information is accurate and reliable.

Honestly, I don't know if Carfax checks to see if a vehicle is reported lost or stolen, but THIS website does!

Free always "works for me" even if it's not on a Wednesday! :D

Check out and see what other ideas Shannon's readers are offering!