CarProof data reveals that 31 percent of used vehicles in Calgary have been in accident

LONDON, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Nearly one in three used vehicles in Calgary have been in an accident, according to CarProof, Canada's choice for vehicle history reports.

The company compiled data on used cars in Calgary and found that 31 percent of vehicles have accident or damage history. Looking at the entire province of Alberta, this number is slightly lower – 29 percent of vehicles searched have accident or damage history. These statistics reveal how important it is to know the full history of a used vehicle before you buy.

"We know that when shoppers are looking for a used car, they want to see all the information available on that car before they commit to buying," says Ed Woiteshek, President and CEO at CarProof. "That's why CarProof collects data from sources across Canada and the U.S. and compiles it into one easy-to-read report. We want shoppers to feel confident that they know exactly what's happened to the vehicle in the past so they can make a purchase decision with full peace of mind."

When a customer orders a CarProof vehicle history report, the company reaches out to its data sources in real-time, providing the consumer with up-to-the minute information on previous accidents, outstanding liens (money owed on the car), registration and branding details, odometer records and more.

"If the CarProof report does show damage history, that doesn't necessarily mean the car isn't the right fit for you," says Woiteshek. "This information can provide insight into the current safety of the vehicle and with the help of a mechanic, can confirm whether or not any prior damage was properly fixed."

Woiteshek recommends that shoppers look for a reputable, licensed dealer when they are in the market for a used car. CarProof is a proud partner of the Motor Dealers' Association of Alberta and the MDA offers a convenient dealer locator to help consumers find a recommended dealer in their area.

In addition to vehicle history reports, CarProof also offers up a wealth of used car buying information on its website, including free downloadable guides, checklists and more at www.carproof.com/resource-centre.

About CarProof

CarProof, a London, Ont.-based company founded in 2000, is the leading provider of the most comprehensive used vehicle history report available in Canada. CarProof's fully bilingual vehicle history reports rely on accurate and live real-time data to provide consumers with a complete history of their vehicle including accident, lien, registration and branding information, a full U.S. history and more. For more information about CarProof, visit www.carproof.com and for helpful resources related to buying or selling a used vehicle, visit www.carproof.com/resource-centre.

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SOURCE CarProof Corporation

For further information: Joe Varkey, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, CarProof, 1.866.835.8612 ext. 4142, jvarkey@carproof.com

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