How do I check the number of previous owners on a car?

I'm shopping for a used car right now, and I was just wondering if there's any way for me to get information about the number of previous owners. Where should I look?

Good question! It’s a great idea to check out a car history report when buying a used car. You can check on a car’s history online through a number of different sites.
To do this, visit a website like,, and These sites will all provide car history reports for various prices. You’ll need to input the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN). Once you do this, you’ll be able to access information about the number of previous owners, as well as any accidents the car has been in.
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Best of luck, and happy shopping!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 22, 2021

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