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  Check Your CarFax

March 13, 1998


That brand-new used car you're looking at might ride like a little bit of heaven here on Earth, but how do you know that it hasn't spent some time in a junkyard or at the bottom of a river? The traditional answer has been buying a report from CarFax, the service that compiles vital vehicle stats from DMV and other records. Now, however, you can get basic CarFax data for free at the Edmund's car-news Web site http://www.edmunds.com/edweb/carfax. Enter the 17-character vehicle identification number (and fill in the inevitable, but fortunately anonymous, marketing survey) and you'll get the car's make, model, year and alerts of anything spurious in its background, such as a salvage or flood-damage title or an inaccurate odometer reading.

- Rob Pegoraro rob@twp.com

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