Thread: OT: Automobile Questions
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06-06-2011, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by coolasprICE View Post
you probably should waste your time... There's nothing to lose with using these reports in conjunction with what your mechanic says.

Mechanic could say the car has never been in an accident, and the report could show otherwise.

I was shocked to read that it was only voluntary, but it doesn't make sense that it could only be voluntary...

More precisely, it's prone to missing accident info, but still useful nevertheless.
Fair enough, but it's usually quite easy to tell if a car has been in a prior accident. My mechanic for example, looks at the under body and frame of the car, as well as the exterior.

I also have a mechanic that my family has dealt with for over 20 years. For those who don't have someone so trust worthy, then yes, I'd say get the report.

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