The two top vehicle-history reporting companies have added to their databases vehicle identification numbers of the 700,000 trade-ins meant to be scrapped under the U.S. government's cash-for-clunkers program. Experian Automotive and Carfax Inc. say they obtained the VINs from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The information will protect dealers and shoppers from buying vehicles that should have been scrapped, both companies say.
2 firms add clunker VINs
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