Carproof vs Carfax
It is really hurting when you buy a used car taking the seller on his words and then find hidden problems that were not told or revealed to you. This has become a common problem, and there was no way for a common man to have a fair assessment of the car he was interested in until Carproof and Carfax came along. Both these companies keep a nationwide database of used cars and supply a detailed report on various parameters about the condition of a car on demand. This report is enough to make one take a decision in favor or against a car with confidence. Despite similarity in role and function, there are many differences between these two companies that will be highlighted in this article to enable a person to choose either Carproof or Carfax based upon his requirements.
Carfax is a net based company that provides a detailed history of a vehicle that includes its odometer, engine, miles, owners and many other things on payment. It was founded in 1984 in Columbia by Daniel Clark, and caters to both American as well as Canadian markets. Ewin Barnett, computer specialist, who was working for Daniel Clark was actually looking for ways to counter odometer frauds when it struck to Daniel to start such a company. Vehicle history report is the main product of the company and is sought by automobile dealers and common people to make a fair assessment about a car.
‘Carproof’ supplies used vehicle data to people who require them for various purposes. It operates in Canada and US. The information provided by the company is considered authentic by people and instills confidence and peace of mind in both common buyers and car dealers. The company was established by Paul Antony who saw that there was no transparency in the used cars market in Canada and people often duped buyers by selling them cars with troubles that could not be detected by buyers.
Difference Between Carproof and Carfax
• Carfax is US based, while Carproof has more detailed information for vehicles registered in Canada than in US.
• Carfax is older (founded 1984) of the two companies (Carproof was founded in 2000)
• For Canadian cars, Carproof is a better source than Carfax
• Carproof supplies different reports with varying costs