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CARFAX Vehicle History Reports

Don't risk buying the wrong used car 

Now there's a way for you to get the facts you need to make an informed used car purchase decision. Carfax Vehicle History Reports provide valuable information about potential problems hidden in a vehicle's past that can jeopardize the safety, performance, and resale value of a vehicle.

One out of nine vehicles in the Carfax database has some type of hidden problem such as prior salvage, flood damage, or odometer fraud. With 700 million vehicle history records and growing, Carfax protects you from buying a used vehicle with problems that you can't see. 

To request a report, call Carfax at (888)888-1615 or visit their website. You will need the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) found at the top of the driver's side dashboard and on title documents of the car.  

For great rates and terms, finance your used auto at Alternatives. Anytime LoanPhone takes your application 24/7 at (866)529-8722.

 



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In the spring of 2014, we learned that our minivan needed repairs in excess of it's value. We'd already been cutting back on our auto use, and were trying to walk and bike more. We'd been talking with friends and reading about cargo bikes as a car alternative. Around the same time, a new business, "Boxy Bikes" opened in Ithaca, which specializes in electric and cargo bikes. We found a model we were interested in, and approached alternatives seeking financing. Alternatives set us up with a signature loan, and a "green loan" discount on our rate. Thanks to Alternatives, we are now the happy owners of a "Yuba Mundo" Electric Cargo bike. We can get anywhere we need to go, using no gas, and creating no emissions. I can carry two passengers, or a weeks worth of groceries. The loan will be paid off in two years, and the bike could last for many more, at a fraction of the cost of an automobile.


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