I bought a Toyota Yaris new back in '08. It has been back to the dealer once to check on a free warranty enhancement thing. The parts in question were determined sound and not replaced. I ordered one part from the dealer at a later date and installed it myself.
Just out of curiosity, I entered my VIN on the Carfax site. It showed “13 history records” on the vehicle. I also entered the VINs for my '08 Ranger and '13 Hyundai, and they had 11 and 12 “vehicle records”. Neither of these vehicles have seen a dealership or mechanic’s shop since I bought them.
Here is my question- are these vehicle records just a ploy to get someone to buy the Carfax report? If I were to buy the Carfax, what will these records tell me about my vehicles, if anything?