Help Desk

 What is a CARPROOF  Report?

 
 
As a serious car buyer or seller, one thing is for sure, you don’t want any hidden secrets when making such a large transaction.  That’s why a CARPROOF Report is such a valuable tool! Being able to get a used vehicle’s history report can provide the peace of mind that leads buyers to trust the seller, and may lead to a sale. 

So, what is CARPROOF?  It’s a Canadian vehicle history reporting service which provides Canadian data about used vehicles that other reports don’t – all obtainable within a few minutes!  It lists things like critical accident data, liens, import/export data, and it even includes a full U.S. history report. Anyone can order a CARPROOF report!  All you need is the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number, which can be found on all vehicles). All reports are valid for a period of 6 months.

Buyers and sellers alike can benefit from this report.  As a buyer, receiving a report from a trusted 3rd party can be a source of reassurance, as it contains a lot of non-biased information. Knowing what to expect can take the stress out of buying a used vehicle.  A CARPROOF Report can answer all kinds of questions – some you didn’t even know you had!  

Including a CARPROOF report for your listing, whether you’re a private seller or a dealer, comes with many benefits.  It can help attract buyers by reassuring them about the history of your car.  From its overall condition, history, liens, accidents, and more, it can help the purchaser make an informed decision.  For dealers specifically, the addition of a CARPROOF report can help properly evaluate trade-ins, justify premium pricing and provide full disclosure, thereby offering protection against liability. Their addition can also build consumer confidence and brand loyalty, not to mention fulfill due diligence obligations.

There are two types of reports;

The Claims Report​
  • It provides accident & damage history
The Verified Report
  • The most comprehensive vehicle history report
  • It provides accident & damage history, and any enforceable lien information (a lien is any money owed on the vehicle)
As a seller, when you purchase a CARPROOF Claims or Verified Report on your Kijiji ad, or attach an existing report, you may see some helpful badges displayed within your ad which give potential buyers a quick visual about your vehicle.  These will be displayed for private sellers (For Sale by Owner) as well as Dealers, as long as CARPROOF determines they meet the criteria. For now, these badges appear on Kijiji’s desktop site (and not in our app).  
 
Accident Free – indicates that there are no accident or damage records on the vehicle, including police reports, insurance claims, and body shop repair records

One Owner – indicates that the vehicle has only had one owner, which may appeal to certain buyers

Top Condition – indicates that the vehicle is in the best condition.  This badge is available for registered vehicles in Canada that meet the conditions of the manufacturer’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program, as well as CARPROOF’s requirements

Low Kilometers - indicates that the vehicle registers less than 18,000 kilometers per year
 
For more information about CARPROOF, click here to access the CARPROOF FAQ.