Acquiring a vehicle history report on a car you intend to purchase is easy. Trying to obtain the vehicle’s correct vehicle identification number (VIN) may seem like a lot of work, but it’s worth it and will save you money on repairs down the road. Car dealership’s have accustomed themselves to providing such reports at the buyer’s request. Sometimes they will even link copies of the reports from Carfax.com to online listings. If you are at the dealership, don’t hesitate to ask for a copy of the report. In most cases, the dealer will provide this to you. You can also easily order one from CARCHEX.com.