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CBC News reveals why consumers should see the CARPROOF report before buying a used car

LONDON, ON, Jan. 20, 2014 – CARPROOF Vehicle History Reports, Canada’s most trusted vehicle history report provider, was featured on two CBC News broadcasts last week and both segments highlighted the importance of seeing a CARPROOF vehicle history report before buying a used car.

In the first segment which aired on Jan. 16, CBC News Winnipeg uncovered the story of Trevor Levasseur, a customer who bought a used Jetta from a Winnipeg used car dealership and wasn’t informed of two prior accidents which totaled nearly $20,000 in damage. The Winnipeg dealer provided Levasseur with a Carfax report which reported no damage and Levasseur told CBC News that at the time, seeing the report made him feel confident in the vehicle. Six months later, when Levasseur visited another dealership to trade - in the Jetta, Levasseur was shown a CARPROOF vehicle history report which clearly stated the Jetta had been in two collisions in the last four years, resulting in $19,562 in damage. Levasseur returned to the original dealership and questioned why he wasn’t provided this information, but was unable to settle the matter.

CBC’s second segment featuring CARPROOF ran a day later on Jan. 17 and looked at the efficiency of available vehicle history reports. The CBC News I - team ran a CARPROOF and a Carfax report on a number of vehicles across Canada and compared the findings of each report. CBC News found several discrepancies, including a 2010 Dodge Caravan from Saskatchewan where the Carfax report shows no history of accidents or damage while CARPROOF reports six incidents totaling over $17,000 in damage. “In almost all of our tests, CARPROOF had equal or better information than Carfax. Most dealers in Manitoba are opting for CARPROOF,” said CBC reporter Gosia Sawicka during the segment.

Both CBC News segments demonstrate the importance of seeing the CARPROOF vehicle history report before buying a used car in Canada. CARPROOF’s comprehensive vehicle history reports contain crucial accident and lien information from across Canada to help consumers buy a used vehicle with full peace of mind.

To view the CBC News segments in full, visit the following links:

Jetta owner shocked Carfax report didn’t note $20K in damage Car history reports may lack key data, investigation finds


CARPROOF, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), is a world-class data company that creates insight through information for the automotive industry. Offering solutions in vehicle history, appraisal, valuation and more, the CARPROOF name is synonymous with trusted, impartial and comprehensive used vehicle data. CARPROOF’s products are used by dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, consumers, major auctions, governments, insurance providers and police agencies across Canada, to help users buy, sell and appraise vehicles with full transparency. Based in London, Ontario and founded in 2000, CARPROOF has been named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, and was also honoured with Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ awards. For more information about CARPROOF, visit www.carproof.com.

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