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Old 06 Nov 2015, 09:34 am
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Default Will doing a carfax on my '05 Vert bring up maintenance records?

Had my '05 GT Vert for about a month and the PO didn't have any maintenance records for it. Got almost 104k on it now--naturally I'm wanting to know if the timing belt has been changed out. Will running a carfax show maintenance on this car, or is there any other way to find out if the belt was done?
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 10:06 am
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Nope. Shops don't report maintenance to the state. Best bet would be to ask the previous owner which shop he used and ask them. I can go flip through a 2" thick folder for my car anytime I wish... All from the previous owner.
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Old 06 Nov 2015, 10:27 am
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Default Re: Will doing a carfax on my '05 Vert bring up maintenance records?

I don't know where they get their information from, and maybe not all shops report repairs, but the CARFAX report that I pulled on my PT a while back has a lot of the service history.

Try the free VIN check tool below, it may have some information on yours:

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I can go buy late too new cars every other week with wreck damage on them with a clean car fax. As long as air bag has not deployed. So it will be hard to put a lot of faith in what is not shown.
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Nope. Shops don't report maintenance to the state. Best bet would be to ask the previous owner which shop he used and ask them. I can go flip through a 2" thick folder for my car anytime I wish... All from the previous owner.
Very fortunate to have all those records, Rob. The guy I bought it from only had it a month before selling it to me, so no records from him or the prev. owner...
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Thanks rckstein and Busted, I'll try that VIN tool and then maybe a carfax just to see if I get lucky. Sure don't want to play games when it comes to the timing belt.
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I have never seen car fax with any service information on it other than a notice off accident repair. The auto snoop.com or something gives all that information tracking the cars by registration changes state to state. My son looked up all our cars and it was surprising for my three, his not so much ( one owner local car).
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I have never seen car fax with any service information on it other than a notice off accident repair. The auto snoop.com or something gives all that information tracking the cars by registration changes state to state. My son looked up all our cars and it was surprising for my three, his not so much ( one owner local car).
It's some new stuff car fax is advertising. But I doubt it will retroactive.
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Had my '05 GT Vert for about a month and the PO didn't have any maintenance records for it. Got almost 104k on it now--naturally I'm wanting to know if the timing belt has been changed out. Will running a carfax show maintenance on this car, or is there any other way to find out if the belt was done?
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Call any Chrysler Dealership, if the work was done there they can tell you with the VIN. If another shop did it, your SOL.
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I wonder how they get service information. Service garages, dealership shops volunteer this info or car fax pays for it or ?
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