Originally Posted by nyg052003
will a vehicle only have a carfax report if the owner reports all of the things like accidents, maintenance history and stuff or how does that even work?
They generally are able to get evidence of all legal transactions, such as change of title, police recorded accidents, as well as salvage or other problems that are registered with various agencies, primarily DMV.
CARFAX is generally not for maintenance records. That's an easy one, if the owner or salesman can not get you copies of those, walk away.