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Thread: Free CarProof (AB & MB only)

  1. #1
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    Free CarProof (AB & MB only)

    Just stumbled upon this deal:

    https://ab.carproof.com/

    As long as the car is registered in Alberta you can enter in the VIN to get it checked.

    the site for MB is mb.carproof.com

    Cheers!
    1989 MX83 - Sold
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    CBC proved that carproof doesn't work.

    They had people from individual provinces look up the same vin of a car. Some provinces reported a $3500 accident claim, while other provinces showed nothing.

    And that's with a claimed insurance repair. What about the accidents where the previous owner doesn't report it.

    That's not to say it's a bad thing to try and do your due diligence before buying a car, but just don't treat the report as gospel ok.

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    I just went and read the CBC report on the subject, and actually it seems to show that CarFax is the unreliable one. In every instance of a discrepancy, CarProof showed the claims, while CarFax didn't. I just ran the free report on my car and it does show an accident claim in 2005. I'm happy to have the option of a free CarProof though, because I can print and keep it to show prospective buyers if I decide to sell it any time soon. I agree that you shouldn't rely on these reports though, as the accidents may go unclaimed, etc. As the CBC report says, always inspect yourself/take to a licensed independent mechanic. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...inds-1.2500076
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    Ahh good to know. I remember learning about it last year, and forgot all about carFax brand version.

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