Carfax and Autochek get most of their info from the state reports
concerning the vehicle. I.E. Registration/Title items, collision
reports. Recall info is online for most vehicles anyway, they just tap
that database as well.
The reason why you don't find info on most state vehicles is simple.
Most states do not title or register the vehicles like a private person
does. That means that any damage done to the vehicle doesn't travel with
it unless it was involved with an accident with a registered vehicle.
Hitting a guard rail or parking barrier wouldn't be there but if they
hit a private vehicle it should be.
Here in NY if you run a carfax on state owned vehicles at an auction the
only thing it may tell you is if it hit another vehicle.
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I am curious to know how they get their information. Sometime back, I
> was looking at some vehicles that the State of Oregon had for sale on
> They pretty much said not to bother trying to run any of the VIN's
> through Carfax, as they would not show up, probably because they buy
> their fleet cars directly from the manufacturer.
> -Kirk Matheson
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