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Carfax Introduces Free Clunker Check
Carfax Introduces Free Clunker Check

Vehicle history provider Carfax has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to introduce a new Clunker Check service. The simple Carfax query page allows you, merely by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the suspect vehicle to check whether it was written...Read More»

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Experian One-Ups Carfax With Free Vehicle Checks On eBay

Buying or selling a vehicle on eBay Motors? You no longer need to worry about paying separately for an outside vehicle history check. It's now automatic and free, covering all vehicles for sale on the site, for model years back through 1981, thanks to a new exclusive agreement between the...Read More»

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Used Car Prices Hit Record High

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, used car prices hit an all-time high in September, based on sales values and trade-in values for vehicles across the U.S. The rise is due in part to Cash for Clunkers, which shrank used car inventories. However, Manheim also attributes the spike to...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers: Mechanics, Aftermarket Already Hurting?

We've heard a lot about the positives of the Cash-for-Clunkers program in recent days. It gets gas-guzzling vehicles off the road in favor of more fuel-efficient, potentially safer ones, and has brought business back to blighted dealerships and auto malls. In an immediate sense, it looks good...Read More»

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Cash For Clunkers To Cause Used Car Bubble?

The law of supply and demand is a fairly simple concept - before you exit screaming with memories of high school economics flashing before your eyes, read on for just a minute - but the problem with simple concepts is they are often applied to highly complex situations. Take the impact of the new...Read More»

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High Miles On Used Cars A Bigger Turnoff Than Condition

What causes a particular vehicle to depreciate more than another of the same make, model, and year? According to ordinary car shoppers, vehicle mileage is seen as the top reason for depreciation, ranking above accident damage, maintenance records, and other issues such as flood damage or title...Read More»

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