COLLEYVILLE, TEXAS – National Vehicle Certification Program Group (NVCP) partnered with CARFAX to provide a non-manufacturer inspection and certification program for independent automobile dealers and consumers.

The NVCP program together with CARFAX provides information about the vehicle’s history and its present condition. Perhaps most significantly, NVCP now can quite accurately predict the future on certain components of the vehicle, due to the scientific fluid analysis performed.

This unique program includes a physical inspection, visual inspection, engine and transmission Scientific Fluid Analysis, test drive, and photographic documentation - all performed by an independent, third- party inspector. In addition, vehicles certified under the program carry a 3-month/3000 mile or 6-month/6000 mile mechanical warranty, and are eligible for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

“This is a true, third-party, independent certification process. No other program or manufacturer can say that,” said Tom Middaugh, executive vice president of NVCP. “The scientific fluid analysis combined with the physical inspection ensures that a consumer is offered a quality pre-owned vehicle, inside and out.”

Gaither added, “Our fluid analysis is like a blood test for your vehicle; the physical inspection a sort of stress test. The process truly gives dealers and consumers more information about the quality and condition of a vehicle than was ever possible in the past.”

With this program inspection results and documentation are available online via a direct link from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report. The report includes a complete list of items inspected, inspection and fluid analysis results, and notes from the inspector where applicable. Included are photos of the odometer, VIN plate, and interior and exterior of the vehicle for dealers and consumers to view.

Rob Gaither, president of NVCP, stated, "In times like these, many people are turning to pre-owned as a more economical choice. They want to know about the quality and condition of a used car before they make a financial decision.”

For additional information on the National Vehicle Certification program, contact Rob Gaither at, or visit