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When researching cars, you have likely obtained vehicle history reports from sites like CARFAX or AutoCheck. Those sites provide detailed reports that can show you if a car has been in an accident, has a branded title, and when and where it has been repaired. But have you ever thought those sites might not show you everything? EpicVin aims to change that by reporting more car history detail than those popular sites.

A used car shoppers looks at used cars on a lot
Used car shopper on a lot | Getty Images

EpicVIN gathers its data in an epically comprehensive way

A screenshot of the EpicVin homepage
A screenshot of the EpicVin homepage | EpicVIN

While vehicle history sites like CARFAX and AutoCheck source their information from motor vehicle agencies, police and fire departments, collision repair facilities, and auto auctions, EpicVIN takes it a step further. Alice Coleman, a representative at EpicVIN, told us that it’s the first vehicle-history provider to gather information based on blockchain technology – which is essentially a “digital ledger with data compiled from public sources.”

EpicVin also obtains its data from other reputable providers like DMVs, dealerships, auto repair shops, banks, damage assessors, and insurance companies. This allows the vehicle history company to obtain information that the more-popular sites don’t provide, like pictures of the vehicles and sales history. This extensive information lets car shoppers see a complete overview of the car before buying it.

EpicVIN also launched a partnership with repair shops across the country to provide vehicle maintenance reports for a more in-depth look at each car. All of this data and technology allows EpicVIN to provide real-time insights to customers.

There’s more to the EpicVIN site than vehicle history reports

If you log onto the EpicVIN site, you’ll find more than just the vehicle history reports. The site has search functions for new and used cars across the nation. Much like CARFAX, EpicVIN shows a vehicle history report for every used car that it lists. However, we noticed that it requires the user to pay for the report, whereas CARFAX shows the complete report for free.

The EpicVIN site is also a helpful tool for dealers, providing real-time leads and marketplace distribution for their ads.

How much does an EpicVIN report cost?

EpicVIN currently charges $14.99 for a single full report and $49.99 monthly for unlimited reports. Considering how much data the service provides, that’s a bargain compared to EpicVIN’s competitors.

For example, CARFAX charges $44.99 for a single report, and AutoCheck charges $24.99. CarFax also charges a whopping $99.99 for five reports, and AutoCheck charges $49.99 for five. There is no option for unlimited reports.

How do EpicVIN reports compare to other sites?

After comparing reports of the same 2019 Nissan 370Z Nismo between AutoCheck and EpicVIN, the differences are clear. The EpicVIN report is more clearly laid out and presents the information in a more concise manner. It even shows more detailed insights into the accident in the report.

Additionally, there are separate sections that show junk, salvage, and insurance records, in addition to title history information and safety recall checks. Considering EpicVIN provides more vehicle history information for less, we would say that it’s an epic tool for anyone shopping for a car.