On December 7, CARFAX announced that its database now includes more than 30 billion records. The 30 billionth record loaded into the CARFAX database is an “offered for sale” record on a 2020 Kia Telluride SUV.
Founded in 1984 to help combat odometer fraught, CARFAX is now the largest vehicle history database in the world, helping millions of people shop, buy, service, and sell used cars with more transparency than ever before. In addition to providing an odometer history, CARFAX provides a history of accidents, and records of any major repair work on the car, as well as the vehicle’s ownership history, and location history. The CARFAX database is currently expanding by a billion records approximately every 5 months.
“The amount of information we’re loading daily is staggering,” said Faisal Hasan, CARFAX General Manager of Data. “On average, we load more than 6.6 million records every single day. That can be anything from open safety recalls to vehicle registrations to new accident information. The largest percent of the data we’re loading today is service and maintenance records. We are uniquely positioned because of these records to help people at every stage of the car ownership experience, from shopping to servicing to selling.”