It’s important to understand what’s in a vehicle history report in order to recognize the importance of getting one before buying a used car. These reports include vital information, including where the car was originally bought, whether it was used for business, the states where it was registered and annual mileage counts.

The report will also include any major damage or mechanical issues, as well as odometer problems, warranty and recall information. If the airbags were ever used, it will also state this. These are all important items that may influence your decision in whether to purchase the car. Sometimes you won’t recognize these issues on your own.

History reports are organized so that you can read them easily. Ordering one of these reports from is the first step you should take when you’re considering purchasing a used car.