is a Fleet Vehicle?
What is a Fleet Vehicle?
A fleet vehicle can be defined in a few different ways depending
upon the state in which it is titled. However, for a vehicle to
be listed on a AutoCheck Vehicle History Report as a "fleet vehicle," it
is necessary for the state department of motor vehicles to code
the vehicle's title appropriately.
By proxy of
the word "fleet", the definition alone suggests that this
vehicle is just one vehicle in a group of cars owned by the same
A fleet vehicle
can be a vehicle that falls into the following categories:
1. a vehicle
that is owned by a company and listed under the company's name as
2. a vehicle owned by a rental agency, but listed as a fleet because
they own more than one car
3. a vehicle owned by a company but driven by an employee either
as a private car or a
4. a vehicle owned by a bank or financial institution as part of
a lease portfolio, but leased to
a private individual
5. a vehicle that is part of a dealer's inventory, which he or she
in turn can bring to auction to sell
a vehicle is flagged as a fleet vehicle, does not mean that it was
abused or damaged. Many fleet cars are very well-maintained, as
they undergo regularly scheduled maintenance. However, you may have
cause for concern if a vehicle was used commercially, as they do
tend to be driven somewhat harder than the average vehicle.
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Vehicle ID Number (VIN) can be found on dashboards and title
documents. All cars and light trucks built after 1981 have
a unique 17-character VIN that contains valuable information
about that vehicle's history.
Tip: To check used vehicles while you shop, be sure to ask
the dealer/seller for the VINs.
Sweetened consumer incentives, enhanced vehicle lineups and an improving
U.S. economy lifted new car and truck sales in last November, automakers
reported - source: Business
AP. Most analysts predicted sales of new cars
and trucks to rise last month from October and a year ago thanks
to hefty showroom bargains, which are likely to continue for the
remainder of the year. Many automakers also improved incentives
to end 2002 as they tried to meet year-end sales goals. Also helping,
analysts and automakers said, is a strengthening economy that bodes
well for business heading into 2004.
Since more people
buying new cars, there are also more used cars offered for sale
on the market. With Internet growing popularity consumers has been
using Internet as the source for searching information, shopping
products and services. Lemon History Check has been providing Free VIN Check and AutoCheck Vehicle History Report service via Internet since December
1996 - AutoCheck history. Consumers have been using AutoCheck Vehicle History Report since 1996, which was the first year it is made available
to consumers. With the Internet access, consumers can gain the same
instant access to vehicle history reports, which was already available
to used car dealers via fax since 1986.
The AutoCheck database
is the most comprehensive and accurate vehicle database in North
America, containing 2.36 billion vehicle history records that are
updated monthly - source,
data provided and its meaning. Each record reveals
information about a car's history, such as an odometer reading,
date a salvage/junk title was issued, or if it was a rental car.
The following are the data reported:
- Totaled in
an accident / Salvaged
- Flood damage
- Lemon histories
- Junked Titles
- State emissions
- Lien activity,
- Vehicle use
(taxi, rental, lease, etc.)
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