Safeguarding Your Privacy After Buying a Used Car from US Auctions

After purchasing a used car from an auction in the United States, it’s crucial to prioritize the confidentiality and protection of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized individuals or potential intruders from taking advantage of publicly available data about your vehicle, it is essential to remove your car’s information from websites like Bidfax.

Where Auto Histories are Stored

One of the most well-known sites for storing vehicle information is Operating since 2018, this platform provides free access to data on thousands of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and even motor homes. Virtually any vehicle with a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can be listed on Bidfax.

For individuals purchasing cars from Copart or insurance auctions, sites like Bidfax can be incredibly useful. With just a few clicks, you can access a wealth of information about a vehicle, including its history, photographs, VIN, damage details, and other relevant data. This information can be invaluable in helping you avoid purchasing a severely damaged or unrepairable vehicle.

However, once you have already purchased a car, having its detailed history, photographs, VIN, and other data publicly accessible can become a significant privacy concern. Imagine a scenario where anyone can visit the Bidfax website, enter your car’s VIN number, and access almost everything about your vehicle acquired from a U.S. auction. This level of exposure is undoubtedly undesirable, which is why it’s crucial to remove your car’s VIN number from these platforms in a timely manner.

Information Stored About Your Car stores a comprehensive range of information about each vehicle in its database. If a car was previously sold on Copart or at an insurance auction, its history can be found on sites like Bidfax. Simply by entering the vehicle’s VIN number, you can access:

– Key features

– Year of manufacture

– Type of damages

– Auction sale price

– Sales history

– Information about the car as a lot

In essence, the car page on Bidfax contains almost all the data a person might be interested in regarding your vehicle. However, this level of accessibility can be dangerous if the wrong individuals gain access to this information.

Dangers of Public Access to Your Car’s VIN Number

If you intend to resell the car you purchased or modify it for personal or gifting purposes, having the car’s history publicly available on sites like Bidfax can be problematic. Anyone can visit the site and see the condition of the car when it was sold at auction, potentially undermining your efforts to restore or enhance the vehicle. Even if you have meticulously repaired or customized the car, potential buyers may be deterred by the visible history on Bidfax.

It’s impossible to predict how these individuals might exploit the data available on Bidfax, potentially leading to financial loss or worse. To mitigate these risks, it’s advisable to “erase” the vehicle’s history with the help of professionals.

How to Delete Your Vehicle from Bidfax

The process of removing your vehicle’s data from Bidfax and similar resources is straightforward. Simply contact a company that specializes in deleting vehicle data from these platforms. A representative will gather the necessary information from you and verify the details. Once the situation is clear, an employee will provide you with feedback. After paying for the service, typically within 2-3 days, your car’s data will be removed from the specified sites listed in your application. 

Removing Your Car from Google Search Results

By deleting your car’s VIN code from Bidfax, you effectively erase its presence from Google search results as well. If your vehicle’s information is not listed on sites like Bidfax, Google will not display any relevant results. This means that no one will be able to uncover details about your car unless you explicitly choose to share that information.

Protect your privacy and peace of mind by taking proactive steps to remove your car’s data from public databases after purchasing a used vehicle from a U.S. auction. Contact Vincleaner today to learn more about our secure and efficient service for safeguarding your personal information.