The Texas Department of Transportation reports that more than 100,000 vehicles are stolen every year in Texas, with more than 9,000 thefts occurring in the month of July alone. As a result, state authorities have designated July as Auto Theft Prevention Month. Carfax is offering consumers throughout Texas a discounted rate on its reports during this month in recognition of the program.

Many vehicles that have been reported stolen are flagged in the Carfax report using the 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). In the past year, Carfax helped recover approximately 198 vehicles by working with law enforcement agencies and government organizations.