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Basic Info

Description:
Pre-Owned 2018 Ford Explorer Limited
Engine:
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.3 L/140
Drivetrain:
4WD
Transmission:
6-Speed Automatic w/OD
Model Code:
K8F
Body:
Sport Utility
Mileage:
56,376
Exterior:
Black
Interior:
Ebony Black
HWY:
25 MPG
CITY:
18 MPG
Stock#:
UGW1368
VIN:
1FM5K8F86JGA36839
Custom

Payment Details

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Disclaimer:

Tax, title, registration and dealer doc & title prep not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at 401-586-6950 or by visiting us at the dealership.

Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

Sample finance payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price. Rate is only an example and may not reflect currently available rates. With approved credit. Terms may vary.


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  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 120V AC Power Outlet
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Heated Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Leather Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • 8-Way Driver Seat
  • 8-Way Passenger Seat
  • Air Filtration
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Compass
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital/Analog Appearance
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
  • FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access, Windows and Remote Engine Start
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage, 3 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 120V AC Power Outlet
  • Garage Door Transmitter
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Heated Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Keypad
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shifter Material
  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Perforated Leather Heated/Cooled Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar and recline, memory driver's seat, 10-way power front passenger seat w/power lumbar and recline and 4-way manually adjustable driver and front passenger head restraints (2-way up/down when dual-headrest DVD entertainment system (50S) is ordered)
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Radio: Sony Audio System w/CD Player -inc: AM/FM, MP3 capability, 12 speakers, 390 watt, HD Radio, SiriusXM radio (subscription required) and voice-activated navigation system w/pinch-to-zoom capability, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required), Note: SiriusXM, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required) is not available in Alaska or Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required), SYNC services (subscription required) are not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio (subscription required) Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio (subscription required) Inc
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • Smart Device Remote Engine Start
  • Streaming Audio
  • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 8 LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, pinch-to-zoom capability included when equipped w/available voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 2 smart-charging multimedia USB ports (1 replaces the front center floor console powerpoint port)
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
  • Valet Function
  • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Auto On/Off Aero-Composite Led Low Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Laminated Glass
  • LED Brakelights
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Tires: P255/50R20 AS BSW
  • Wheels: 20 Premium Luster Nickel-Painted Aluminum
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • 18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 200 Amp Alternator
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control
  • 72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 6,160 lbs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic (446)
  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Back-Up Camera w/Washer
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Camera w/Washer
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Terrain Management System ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Vehicle Name: Ford Explorer
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Drivetrain: Four Wheel Drive
  • EPA Classification: Standard SUV 4WD
  • Passenger Capacity: 7
  • Passenger Volume: 151.7
  • Base Curb Weight: 4629
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined: 21
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City: 18
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy: 25
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.: 2000
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.: 200
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.: 2000
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.: 200
  • Maximum Trailering Capacity: 2000
  • Trans Order Code: 446
  • Trans Type: 6
  • Trans Description Cont.: Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Description Cont. Again:
  • First Gear Ratio (:1): 4.58
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1): 2.96
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.91
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.45
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 1.00
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.75
  • Reverse Ratio (:1): 2.88
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1): 3.65
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary): 650
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year: 8.4
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps): 200
  • Suspension Type - Front: Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear: Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.): Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.): Multi-Link
  • Front Tire Order Code:
  • Rear Tire Order Code:
  • Spare Tire Order Code:
  • Front Tire Size: P255/50HR20
  • Rear Tire Size: P255/50HR20
  • Spare Tire Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Size: 20 X 8.5
  • Rear Wheel Size: 20 X 8.5
  • Spare Wheel Size: Compact
  • Front Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material: Aluminum
  • Spare Wheel Material: Steel
  • Steering Type: Rack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb: 38.9
  • Brake Type: 4-Wheel Disc
  • Brake ABS System: 4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ): Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ): Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 12.8
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness: 12.8
  • Drum - Rear (Yes or ):
  • Rear Drum Diam x Width:
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx: 18.6
  • Front Head Room: 41.4
  • Front Leg Room: 42.9
  • Front Shoulder Room: 61.5
  • Front Hip Room: 57.3
  • Second Head Room: 40.6
  • Second Leg Room: 39.5
  • Second Shoulder Room: 61
  • Second Hip Room: 56.8
  • Third Head Room: 37.8
  • Third Leg Room: 32
  • Third Shoulder Room: 50.8
  • Third Hip Room: 40.7
  • Wheelbase: 112.8
  • Length, Overall: 198.3
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors: 78.9
  • Height, Overall: 70
  • Track Width, Front: 67
  • Track Width, Rear: 67
  • Min Ground Clearance: 8.3
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 1: 80.7
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 2: 43.8
  • Cargo Volume to Seat 3: 21
  • Model Group: Explorer
  • Vehicle Segment: Intermediate Sport Utility
  • Vehicle Type: Sport Utility
  • Engine Displacement Units: 3.5
  • Engine Camshaft: DOHC
  • Engine Block Type: aluminum
  • Engine Cylinder Count: 6
  • Engine Valve Count: 4
  • Country of Origin: United States MPV
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
  • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 8 LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, pinch-to-zoom capability included when equipped w/available voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 2 smart-charging multimedia USB ports (1 replaces the front center floor console powerpoint port)
  • EPA Classification: Standard SUV 4WD
  • Back-Up Camera w/Washer
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Heated front seats
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory seat
  • Radio: Sony Audio System w/CD Player -inc: AM/FM, MP3 capability, 12 speakers, 390 watt, HD Radio, SiriusXM radio (subscription required) and voice-activated navigation system w/pinch-to-zoom capability, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required), Note: SiriusXM, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required) is not available in Alaska or Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link (subscription required), SYNC services (subscription required) are not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio (subscription required) Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio (subscription required) Inc
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Power driver seat
  • Premium audio system: Sony
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Satellite Radio
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Navigation System
  • 12 Speakers
  • AM/FM radio: SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • Premium audio system: Sony
  • Radio data system
  • Radio: Sony Audio System w/CD Player
  • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Memory seat
  • Power driver seat
  • Power steering
  • Power windows
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Traction control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Emergency communication system: SYNC 3 911 Assist
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Knee airbag
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Overhead airbag
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power Liftgate
  • Brake assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Exterior Parking Camera Rear
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Front fog lights
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Panic alarm
  • Security system
  • Speed control
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Roof rack: rails only
  • Spoiler
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • AppLink/Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Auto tilt-away steering wheel
  • Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror
  • Compass
  • Driver door bin
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Front reading lights
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Outside temperature display
  • Overhead console
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Perforated Leather Heated/Cooled Bucket Seats
  • Rear reading lights
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • Tachometer
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer
  • 3rd row seats: split-bench
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Front Center Armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Power passenger seat
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Passenger door bin
  • Alloy wheels
  • Wheels: 20 Premium Luster Nickel-Painted Aluminum
  • Rear window wiper
  • Speed-Sensitive Wipers
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • Turbocharged
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Power Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • LED Headlights
  • Fog Lamps
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C
  • Rear A/C
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Floor Mats
  • Mirror Memory
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Security System
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Driver Restriction Features
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
  • V6 Cylinder Engine
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • 6-Speed A/T
  • A/T
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. Feel free to have the vehicle of choice inspected by someone you trust if uncertain. AutoCheck is a third party vehicle history reporting company, not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage, economic or otherwise, which may result from the use or reliance on the information contained in the AutoCheck Reports.

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How to Read an AutoCheck Report

  • What is AutoCheck?

    AutoCheck is a subscription service that provides a look into a vehicle’s history so that a potential buyer can assess the risks of buying that vehicle. AutoCheck is a subsidiary of Experian and is also partnered with other leaders in the automotive industry, such as Autotrader, Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, EbayMotors, Nada Guides, and Cars.com. Many used-car shoppers consider AutoCheck a good resource, but there’s only so much that this service can do. These limitations mean that a vehicle history report may be missing important information, either because it was never reported or it was reported but hasn’t made it onto the report yet. After all, since AutoCheck reports are not based on any kind of firsthand inspection – nobody from AutoCheck ever sees these vehicles at all – the information they contain is likely to be incomplete.

    What Does an AutoCheck Report Contain?

    An AutoCheck vehicle history report outlines some factors that contribute to that vehicle’s AutoCheck Score so that the potential buyer can compare the cars they’re considering. The score begins at a certain numerical value based on the year, make, and model. That starting point will be lowered by factors such as accidents, high mileage, title brands (salvaged – such as from flood damage – or rebuilt), odometer issues, a history of multiple owners, frame damage, being branded as a lemon for repeated repairs at low mileage, whether a vehicle is a “buyback” (meaning that the manufacturer bought it back from the original buyer as required by law after it was found to be lemon), theft, repossession, and whether the vehicle has been used as a fleet vehicle – usually taxi or police. However, if these factors appear on an AutoCheck report, it doesn’t mean the vehicle isn’t perfectly sound and worth buying. The reported issues did not necessarily harm the car, and if any damage resulted, it’s likely that it was repaired. And there’s always a chance that a mistake was made in the report. The only thing that matters is the vehicle’s present condition, and the surest way to assess that is to have it looked at mechanically by a professional you trust. Here’s a look at the six categories you’ll see in an AutoCheck report and what information they contain:
    Accident Check: AutoCheck receives accident data from the Department/Registry of Motor Vehicles, auctions, and insurance companies. AutoCheck itself has never physically inspected any vehicles or claimed to know of unreported accidents.
    State Title Brand and Other Problem Check: Entries reported under this category can be significant, if they were serious enough to affect the vehicle’s safety. A salvaged or rebuilt title can greatly impact a vehicle’s overall condition and value.
    Vehicle Use and Events Check: This section of an AutoCheck report identifies if the vehicle was used as a rental, lease, police vehicle, or taxi. It also shows if the vehicle is reported to have a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. The Events section will show reported accidents, repossessions, and theft.
    Odometer Check: Concealing or tampering with a car’s true mileage is illegal. The Odometer Check identifies incorrect or fraudulent mileage data, including rollbacks, rollovers, and other inconsistencies.
    Detailed Vehicle History Report: This section shows a timeline of a vehicle’s history in chronological order. While it’s most important to focus on a vehicle’s current condition, knowing a vehicle’s entire history can help.
    Structural Damage: Here, you can see structural damage to the vehicle’s frame or unibody. If a vehicle has structural damage, it may be something minor as a dent to a part of the unibody of the vehicle or something major as a previous repair to a portion of the vehicles structural integrity that can potentially make the vehicle unsafe to drive and expensive to fix. Used Car Genius recommends that you make any purchasing decision based on the vehicles current condition, and have the vehicles condition reviewed by a trusted mechanic.

    Reading an AutoCheck Score

    The scores are based on a scale of 1 to 100 – with 1 the worst and 100 the best – but it’s not that simple. Each vehicle score also correlates to its specific make and model’s score range to give a more accurate picture. For example, a specific 1999 Nissan Maxima may have a score of 84, but the general 1999 Nissan Maxima score range is from 76 to 81. This implies that this 1999 Nissan Maxima exceeds the expectations of similar Maximas from the same model year. Here’s where it gets a bit tricky. On the other side, a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu may have a score of 89, but the range for 2005 Chevrolet Malibus is 90 to 95. Although the Malibu has a higher score than the Maxima, it falls short of the Malibu’s average score range, ultimately making it a less favorable option than the average Malibu from the same model year.

    Where does AutoCheck Get Its Data From?

    AutoCheck vehicle history reports receive data from several sources, including the Registry (or Department) of Motor Vehicles, auto auctions, and insurance companies. These reports also use police-reported accident and theft information and data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, during times of major storm events, to state when a vehicle suffered storm damage. Again, this data collection is not comprehensive: not everything is reported, and not everything that is reported gets added to the report in a timely manner.
    The Takeaway: How Best to Use an AutoCheck Report
    Feel free to use an AutoCheck report as one of many tools in your car-shopping arsenal. But while you may use a negative report to rule out a used car you’re considering, you should be careful about using a positive report to rule one in. Again, that report could be missing something in the vehicle’s past that was not reported to or otherwise recorded by any of the sources AutoCheck uses. It can also take some time for reported information to show up on the report, meaning that the report may change after you buy the vehicle. That could present a problem if you want to sell it later: if negative information from incidents before you bought the vehicle is added during your ownership, potential buyers can then see that if they view the report. Even if the negative parts of the report never caused an issue with the car (or if you had the issue fixed), that delayed negative report can devalue the car when you’re trying to sell it, as well as making some buyers change their minds.
    The bottom line is that there’s no substitute for having a trusted mechanic look over the vehicle you’re interested in buying. This should include a road test so he can listen and feel for any unusual sounds that could indicate a developing issue. Used Car Genius will always welcome you to take this valuable step for your peace of mind.

    *Please understand that an AutoCheck Report is subject to change at any time without notice. AutoCheck is a third-party vehicle history reporting company and is not affiliated with Used Car Genius. Used Car Genius does not endorse AutoCheck, and disclaims any and all liability for any damage that may result from relying solely on the information contained in AutoCheck Reports.

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