CENTREVILLE, VA – Carfax announced its online database of vehicle history information now exceeds 8 billion records. More than 34,000 sources, such as state DMVs, service and repair facilities, and police departments report vehicle history information that’s housed in the Carfax database. Millions of people every year rely on this valuable information to help them buy and sell used cars with more confidence.

“Carfax Vehicle History Reports are a must have when buying or selling a used car,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “Every day we add millions of pieces of new information to our database. It’s this information that helps dealers buy the right cars at the right price and build trust with their customers to sell more cars faster.”

The Carfax database is located in Columbia, Mo., where the company was founded in 1986. Auto retailers and used car shoppers can access information in the Carfax database using the unique 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN). Through partnerships with leading online marketplaces like AutoTrader.com and Cars.com, Carfax Vehicle History Reports purchased by Carfax-subscribing dealers are automatically linked to their vehicle listings. Online shoppers can view the Carfax Reports with a single click of the mouse.