Learn how to read a used car history report!


Trying to find a used car in Charlotte that works best for you can be a little bit of a challenge sometimes. Drivers need to be concerned with not only the price a used vehicle comes at, but the history of the pre-owned car they’re thinking of taking home, too! 

Before taking home any used vehicle – whether it’s a used Toyota or a pre-owned car from another auto brand – drivers should take a careful look at the auto’s history before deciding to bring it home and use on a permanent basis. At Toyota of N Charlotte, we try to make sure every driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle that will satisfy them! Understanding how to read a used vehicle report is key in helping drivers determine is a pre-owned car is right for them or not. 

Take home a Charlotte used car that’s right for you!

How can you tell which used car in Charlotte is the best choice for you? There are a few factors to consider that can help you decide right off the bat. For starters, narrowing down the selection to a certain mileage and/or price-point can help you narrow down the selection without a problem. Once you’ve found a few key cars that capture your interest, it’s important get a vehicle history report so there aren’t any surprises when you take it home!

There are five important pieces of information that a used car history report shows: 

  • VIN number, make, model, style and description of the car
  • Number of previous owners and locations
  • Last recorded odometer reading
  • Any damages and accidents that were reported
  • Auto repairs and service records that were filed

If you’re shopping for a used car in Charlotte at our Toyotas dealership, you can count on finding quality vehicles – especially if you opt to take home a certified used Toyota! 

With every used vehicle, you can get a free history report – all you have to do is ask! If you’re thinking about thinking home a used vehicle and purchasing from a private seller, then you may have to do your own research in order to get a history report. It’s not hard to get one! Once you have the vehicle’s VIN number, a third-party source like CarFax can give you the information you’re looking for. 

Understand a used vehicle history report! 

If you’ve never looked at used vehicle history report, it can be easy to become confused by the information. However, understanding it doesn’t have to be difficult. Each category details information about the vehicle’s past so that you know exactly the quality of used car in Charlotte you’re taking home. This way you can be sure to get the used vehicle you want! 

Want to start shopping for the pre-owned car that will work best for you – and enjoy peace of mind at the same time? Give us a call at (888) 883-3797 to set up a test-driving appointment so that you can start exploring the used vehicles we have on our lot in person! 


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