Warns Customers Not To Be Scammed By Bad Mechanics This Winter is always here to protect our customers. We set up this site because we never want any of you to get scammed. That’s important to us at But unfortunately, every winter many car owners do get scammed. So, we wanted to use the blog today to help reduce the number who get scammed as much as possible.

The most common way car owners get scammed in winter is when they go to their mechanic for routine maintenance. The mechanics will often tell you that you need a lot of expensive work done before winter if you want to protect your car.

People get scammed easily this way because they don’t know much about how cars operate, and they don’t want to end up breaking down in a snowstorm or other bad winter weather.

The truth is, you don’t need to be scammed. Most cars don’t need expensive winter-ready oil, and you don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy anti-freeze. Most of today’s tires are good for both summer and winter driving, and there isn’t that much that needs to be done to prepare your car for winter. Most cars today don’t even need a tune-up.

Know that if a mechanic suddenly wants to charge you hundreds of dollars for “weatherization,” you are being scammed. Instead, all you need to do is change your oil, top up your antifreeze, and make sure that you have new wiper blades.

If your mechanic suggests anything else, you are being scammed.

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At, we exist to help make sure our customers don’t become the victims of scam artists. Everything we do at is designed to give you the information you need to avoid becoming a scam victim. That’s one of the best ways you can use the public information provided by In that light, we thought that we would do a post today outlining some of the more common scams in the used car industry.

Scam #1: Selling totaled cars.

Tens of thousands of cars got totaled during Hurricane Sandy. They look like they are in good shape, but in reality they are now lemons. This is the most common scam today.

Scam #2: Changing the odometer.

There are software packages out there now that allow people to roll back the odometer on nearly any car – making it seem like is has far fewer miles than it actually does.

Scam #3: Selling stolen cars.

People will steal a car and then change the license plate so it doesn’t seem stolen. If you end up buying it, you could be charged with receiving stolen property.

Scam #4: Hiding accident damage.

If a car has been in a major accident, it’s never going to run right again and will always give you problems. You need to make sure that any car you buy has not been a wreck.

Scam #5: Selling salvaged cars.

If a car has been sent to the salvage yard, it will have major problems – no matter how good it looks today.

About, an online source for public records, takes pride in providing the most comprehensive vehicle history reports in North America. With hundreds of users daily, motor vehicle report availability and customer service are top priorities for Visit today to chat with a live representative, call 1-855-482-6465, or email with any questions or concerns. Advises Used Car Buyers to Always Ask for a Warranty

At, we believe in doing everything we can to help our customers get a great deal on a used car. That’s the mission – and why we make vehicle history reports available for our customers. It’s also why we use this blog to give customers practical advice on how to make sure they are not ripped off during the used car buying process. - Aways ask for a warranty – Always ask for a warranty

If you are buying your used car from a dealer, one great way to do this is to ask them if they will give you a used car warranty. If they will, then thinks you are probably getting a good deal.

Think about it: If they give you a warranty, then they know they’d have to pay to get your car fixed if there is a problem. Therefore, they will only give you a warranty on a car that they believe to be in great condition. 

On the other hand, if they refuse to give you a used car warranty, it usually means they believe there are some problems with the car that they are not telling you about it. As a customer, you should be too smart not to fall for that kind of ruse.

If the car they are trying to sell you is in great shape, it costs them nothing to give you a one-year warranty, because they’ll never have to pay their staff to fix it. Keep that in mind and don’t be afraid to ask for a warranty – it’s what any smart customer would do!

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Your Mechanic Is The Best Way To Avoid A Used Car Ripoff Ripoff Helps Prevent Ripoffs

It can be so easy to become a ripoff victim when you are buying a used car. It seems like everyone out there in the used car business is a ripoff artist, so how do you avoid getting taken to the cleaners?

At, our goal is to help you avoid becoming a ripoff victim. One way to avoid ripoff artists is to use our search service to get a vehicle history report. But, that won’t avoid all types of ripoffs. Another way to stop ripoff artists in their tracks is to get your own mechanic involved in the transaction.

Assuming that your mechanic is someone you trust and not a ripoff artist themselves, they have the tools you need to avoid a ripoff. Simply pay them a fee to inspect the car before you buy it.

They will be able to spot all sorts of mechanical ripoffs. They’ll see right away if the car is a victim of flood damage. They will be able to tell if it has been in a lot of accidents. They will be able to see if a ripoff artist is using paint to disguise real problems with the car.

Whatever you do, never trust the seller’s mechanic. They don’t have your best interests at heart. Your better bet to avoid a ripoff is to get someone who doesn’t have a financial stake in the transaction.

If the seller won’t let your mechanic have a good look under the hood, then walk away from the sale because that is a huge sign that they are a ripoff artist. No matter how much you want the car, it’s not worth it if you are going to become a ripoff victim.

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What A Legit Vehicle History Report Will Reveal

You may be thinking that purchasing a used vehicle can be a little nerve-racking. Especially since you never truly know where that car has legitimately been or what it’s been through. And that’s understandable.

However, legit vehicle history reports and VIN searches are making the used car buying process much easier to handle these days. is one of the best choices for vehicle history reports in North America. Now you can obtain your vehicle’s true history in order to ensure that you’re making a safe purchase without overpaying for a report.

So what information legitimately shows up on a car history report?

1)     Car Recalls & Legitimate Safety Concerns
Certain cars have issues that are just a part of that type of car. allows consumers to research any recalls or other problems (electrical, comfort, suspension,etc…) associated with specific vehicle models.

2)     Previous Accident Information has access to track all the accidents that have taken place in a car. This includes whether the car was totaled and rebuilt, or even if it was simply involved in a minor accident. By knowing this information, a consumer can determine whether the parts are original and what kind of damage the car has been through.

3)     Odometer Fraud
Unfortunately, some individuals have the ability to roll back odometer readings on a vehicle.  Subsequently, this can potentially cost buyers thousands of dollars. often can identify whether odometer fraud has occurred and will state this information directly on the vehicle history report.

4)     Title Check & Other Legit Data wants to ensure that the consumer is buying a car with a clean title.  With a vehicle history report, the consumer will know if the vehicle has ever been stolen, if it’s a lemon, if it’s been salvaged, etc… collects this information from various legitimate resources and then compiles it into one simply report for the consumer. Legit Provides Legit Reviews

And that’s why is named one of the top organizations for legitimate vehicle history reports.  If you view consumer websites online, such as, you can review what others are saying about today.  Click here to read reviews and leave your own feedback! Educates Customers On How To Avoid A Used Car Scam

While most people who sell used cars are honest, responsible people, there are a number of scam artists in the industry – and making sure they don’t rip you off is imperative. When it’s time to buy a used car, your number one concern is making sure you don’t become a scam victim. wants to make sure that we do everything we can to help you avoid becoming a scam victim. With that in mind, we thought it was time to start educating you on the most common types of used car scams, because knowledge is power.

These scams are on the rise as the economy falls, so please take the time to read our scam report on this page.

  • Scam #1: The Craigslist/eBay scam. Someone will post photos of a car on eBay or Craigslist, offering it for sale. But, they don’t really own the car at all. It’s just a random car they took a picture of. They’ll try to get you to wire them money. Once they do, you never hear from them again. You can avoid this scam by obtaining the VIN and looking it up to make sure it belongs to them.
  • Scam #2: Selling totaled cars. After Hurricane Sandy, thousands of cars were declared totaled by insurance companies due to flood damage. Now that the owners have collected the insurance money, they are trying to sell the cars without warning you that they are heavily damaged. Car history reports can help you avoid this scam.
  • Scam #3: Rolling back the odometer. People think that with electronic odometers, it’s impossible to change the mileage. They are wrong. Software is available that allows scam artists to set back the mileage to any point they want to.
  • Scam #4: Selling stolen cars. Someone steals a car and then changes the license plates. They sell the car to you, and you have no idea that at any time you could be pulled over and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle. Remember, the seller can’t change the VIN, so research the VIN yourself to make sure the seller really owns the car and didn’t steal it.

2012 Cars with All-Wheel Drive, Has No Complaints

Recently, taken a look at cars with all-wheel drive that can be affordable to normal people… You know decently prices cars. Many of our customers search used cars with this feature so we wanted to share the best ones with you. These cars from 2012-2013 are the best according to experts.

Under $20k

2012 Suzuki SX4: $16,999
2012 Subaru Impreza: $17,495
2012 Subaru Legacy: $19,995

Under $30k

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer SE: $20,195
2012 Toyota Matrix: $21,715
2012 Suzuki Kizashi: $22,499
2012 Subaru Outback: $23,295
2012 Subaru Impreza WRX: $25,595
2012 Ford Fusion: $29,100
2012 Ford Taurus: $29,605

For information on used car history, visit A vehicle history assessment can help save you thousands on lemon bills and auto shop fees. Demand for Used Cars is Up, Scam Complaints Down

In 2011, there were over 24 million vehicles on the road today that are under 7 years old. This year that number has dropped to 20 million, according to experts. That means that older car sales are on the rise.

Used car insurance rates and costs altogether are less than a new vehicle, in most cases, and that’s why consumers are heading towards older models to buy. This information also comes on a record note for CarHistory because scam complaints for used cars has been lower than before.

Most people use CarHistory vehicle history reports to check for the true history of a used car they want to buy. Recently, buyers have been seeing more and more honest sellers, our website is happy to report. Our users are satisfied with our product and the used cars they are looking into. CarHistory reports can share real odometer readings, crash history, flood damage, and more on a used vehicle. Numbers have been increasing for use of our website so its good to see that used car scams are on the decline and buyers are finding honest deals.

The used car market is expected to increase in 2013 and we’re looking forward to helping more people find the vehicle they need. Quoted from our website, our vehicle history reports are the best because:

“The reason we are one of the nation’s leading online car history destinations is because of our honest and high quality reports. Every report contains detailed information on the vehicle you search, as well as a large range of useful information compiled by vehicle history experts specifically for your report. Below you can see an example of just a small portion of what each of our reports include.” will continue to provide quality reports and the most up to date auto industry news right here on our blog. Stay tuned for more positive information on the increasing used car market! Worries About North Korean Threats of Preemptive Attack

Since the United Nations has toughed sanctions on communist North Korea, the country has grown bolder in their threats against the U.S. Just the morning the North Korean foreign ministry spokesman threatened to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against America. worries about the future of these threats and holds tight that the U.N. will take proper steps to stop this from happening.

Though experts don’t think North Korea has managed to produce a warhead small enough to be sent by missile, there’s still a reason to take the threats seriously. The U.N. condemned the North Koreans in the strongest possible terms as this threat breaches previous sanctions. North Korea is not allowed to use or test nuclear  or ballistic missile technology; they are also not supposed to import or export materials for these programs.

The U.N. demands that North Korea return to the previous Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and to essentially calm down with their threats. All counties in the U.N. are to freeze financial transactions that contribute to North Korea’s missile programs and public financial trade deals are outlawed.

Some think that freezing assets to North Korea will just make the country angrier and provoke another nuclear test. Recently, the country has imposed no-fly and no-sail zones as they are preparing for military drills.

With this clear movement towards war, officials at worry about the safety of its employees and other U.S. citizens and businesses. This is not something to take lightly and the government should be prepared to handle any nuclear situations, though they can be devastating. hopes the problem gets resolved soon so we can all remain safe and enjoy our lives without worry of nuclear strike. For more information on what to do if a nuclear missile should hit the U.S., visit the Department of Homeland Security website.

World’s Most Efficient Car from VW: The Diesel XL1

VW thinks to new Volkswagen XL1 diesel powered plug-in hybrid is awesome. The new car was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland as the “world’s most fuel-efficient car.”

The two-seater vehicle will supposedly get 261 miles per gallon with an electric range of 30 miles. Fuel economy, in general, for plug-in hybrids ranges widely depending on how far past their electric range they are driven. A car that’s driven 30 miles on a full charge will use much less fuel per mile than a car driven 230 miles before a recharge.

The XL1 is different and more efficient with its 0.9 liter two-cylinder diesel engine (since diesel engines are more full-efficient than traditional gas engines). For example, a diesel VW Beetle sold in the U.S. is more fuel efficient than its gas counterpart.

The XL1 is small and aerodynamic as well (only 0.189 drag). The low drag makes the car slide easier through the air. The Chevy Corvette has a drag of 0.29 so this is way less than even a top sports car.

Though the car is sleek, it’s performance is supposedly not something to brag about. The car goes from zero to 62 miles per hour in 12.7 seconds, which is pretty slow, and tops out at about 100 miles per hour.

Regardless, is amped up for the XL1. Fuel-efficient cars are more popular than ever and our website even offers vehicle history reports on some of the older models. View diesel engines and regular gas engine cars on our website with a simple 17-character VIN search of the car. You won’t be sorry if you find out a car is a lemon before you buy it.

Regarding the XL1, Volkswagen has not announced how much it will cost or when they will release it, but financing will be offered. We can’t wait to hit the streets and maybe test drive the VW in the near future.

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