We have all heard the popular saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you”. Unfortunately, this saying is not true when it comes to purchasing a used vehicle in or from Canada. Although most car dealers and private vehicle sellers are honest, used car buyers are always better off to insist that an independent service provide information about the vehicle’s history. With the information available through CarProof, a used car buyer can verify whether the seller has neglected to disclose important information about the vehicle for sale. CarProof is the answer to another popular saying, “Let the buyer beware.”

Jim Tubman Chevrolet is proud to offer CarProof reports on our entire pre-owned inventory

Liens and Security Interests in Canada

Liens and Security Interests in Canada

The used vehicle you buy may have been previously purchased by someone on credit or lease, or may have been used as collateral for a loan and may still have a valid lien registered against it in its current Province, or even in a Province where the car was previously registered. If you buy a vehicle with a lien properly filed against it you could have that vehicle taken away from you by the bank or lien holder

Accident and Collision Damage

Accident and Collision Damage

It is fair to say that everyone would like to know whether the vehicle they are considering buying has been in an accident. CarProof reports check live (in real time) every Province and Territory in Canada as well as every state in the U.S. through Experian Automotive’s 20 billion record database, to determine if the vehicle has been registered by any jurisdiction as Salvage, Rebuilt or Non-repairable. The other way that CarProof reports provide accident damage information is through the insurance industry in Canada.

Stolen or Cloned Vehicles

Stolen or Cloned Vehicles

CarProof VERIFIED and CarProof CLAIMS reports provide registration from Canada and the United States, and insurance coverage data from the private insurance industry in Canada, you are able to look at the data chronology of the VIN to determine if it has duplicate or cloned activity. If you receive a report with chronology, be sure to have the vehicle inspected by a law enforcement agent who is trained in confirming a vehicle’s true identity.

Odometer Fraud or Roll Back

Odometer Fraud or Roll Back

Unfortunately in Canada, there is no law that mandates the disclosure of sworn and accurate odometer readings at the time of vehicle transfer. CarProof makes every attempt to provide reliable odometer data as a guide for consumers in determining whether a vehicle’s odometer reading has been altered. CarProof believes that the inclusion of too much unreliable odometer date in its reports can unfairly create problems that are not justified.