|Authored by: VinAlert Help Desk
As per the department of justice (DOJ); and effective March 2009 every business that handles junk; salvage and total loss vehicles must report specific pieces of information about the vehicles to a federal database. This includes auto recyclers; insurance salvage auctions and insurance carriers. This database makes us more reliable and accurate than CARFAX as we get the data from the states by law. The states and the designated businesses are required by law to give their data. While with carfax; they choose to report only if they feel like it. VinAlert.com finds vehicles sold through insurance salvage auctions (including clean-title wrecks) and this sets us apart from the rest who do Not have access to this crucial data such as CARFAX and AUTOCHECK. Not to mention we don't charge you an arm-and-a-leg. We are better priced as well. We have 362 million VINs in our current record database and 247 million in the history database.