Vehicle History Reports

How do you get a vehicle history report?

A Bumper subscription gives you access to vehicle history reports that may contain all that information and so much more.

With Bumper, a vehicle history report is at your fingertips. You can search for a car several different ways—by VIN, license plate or year, make and model.

Searching by VIN or license plate can provide accurate, detailed information about your individual vehicle. Accident history, title records and sales listing history may all be included in your report. Searching by year, make and model provides similarly valuable information, but it won't be unique to your individual vehicle.

What’s in a vehicle history report?

With Bumper, it's easier to ask what's not included, because our vehicle history reports are that detailed. Subscribe and run a VIN search and you could find:

  • Photos
  • Detailed history
  • Sales history
  • Accident history
  • Theft records
  • Title records
  • Recalls
  • Market value
  • Ownership costs
  • Warranties
  • Safety ratings
  • Full vehicle specs

In addition, you also have the option to pull salvage records. Your report also includes a tool for guided self-inspections so you can make sure your vehicle remains in tip-top condition.

How to get a free vehicle history report

Be wary of any site offering a free, comprehensive vehicle history report. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) provides a free VIN check tool to the public. It provides some basic information, such as whether the vehicle is subject to any insurance theft claims or has been reported stolen. Any other website claiming to offer free vehicle history reports is likely running your VIN through the NICB's tool, returning the same minimal information.

Legitimate, comprehensive vehicle history reports will require payment, but not all reports are created equal. Most competitors charge per report, which can add up quickly when researching multiple vehicles. On Bumper, you can run multiple vehicle history reports, saving you both time and money, for one low subscription fee.

Best Vehicle History Reports

Bumper: the difference-maker for vehicle history reports

Bumper provides comprehensive vehicle history reports at a low cost. Consider the other perks of membership—like buying and selling on Marketplace or monitoring your car with Bumper Connect—and signing up for a trial today becomes a no-brainer.

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