Sample Vehicle History Report
Bumper was built to make car buying easier. When you run a search on Bumper, we search through millions of data points in an effort to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information for your vehicle. To make the reports user-friendly, each detailed section is easily accessed from the menu on the left.
What information can I find in my Bumper vehicle history report?
Bumper vehicle history reports can return information about your vehicle from nearly 15 different categories. Below are some of the reports you might receive when running a VIN, license plate or make and model search.
Detailed vehicle history
We provide the most relevant information upfront, where you need it most. In the detailed vehicle history for a VIN or license plate search, we provide all major events we have obtained for the vehicle, including accidents, salvages, thefts and sales listings.
If your vehicle has been involved in an accident that required law enforcement and/or insurance intervention, the date and details of those accidents may appear here. Bumper is updated regularly as new information is reported, so you can check and re-check your report as needed to stay up to date.
When running a search for an individual VIN or license plate number, Bumper may be able to provide a full sales history for the vehicle. Not only will this give you a better idea of its value, but it can also help confirm that the car had the number of owners that the current seller claims.
Purchasing a stolen vehicle could be a huge headache at best, and potentially lead to legal consequences at worst. Even if a car was reported stolen in the past but the issue was resolved, the history potentially provided by a VIN or license plate search for a vehicle may provide peace of mind.
Most buyers would think twice before commiting to a vehicle with a salvage or otherwise branded title. However, unscrupulous sellers may engage in something called title washing, where they sell a car with a branded title in a different state that doesn't recognize that particular title brand. But with a VIN or license plate search for the vehicle, you may be able to get a full picture of the car's title history and potentially avoid these tactics.
A clear accident history doesn't necessarily mean a car is safe. Bumper can list the equipment being recalled, the date of the report, a summary of the issue, the safety risk and the recommended remedy. Note that some recalls may have already been resolved by the owner or not applicable to a given VIN.
Getting a fair deal is one of the biggest concerns when buying or selling a car. Bumper analyzes past sales of similar vehicles to provide below, average and above market estimates for your vehicle.
For most drivers, safety is one of their top priorities. Bumper can provide a detailed overview of a vehicle's NHTSA safety ratings to help you decide if it meets your needs. We can also provide the details of all safety complaints for the vehicle submitted by consumers to the NHTSA.
Specifications and equipment
Can't remember if the car you're interested in comes standard with a sunroof or blind spot detection? A make and model search can display all of the standard equipment in one place, saving you the hassle of chasing down manufacturer specs and reviews. Drill deeper with an individual VIN or license place search, and you may even be able to tell if a particular vehicle is missing key standard equipment.
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