Carfax is North America’s largest source of comprehensive vehicle history information. Millions of consumers use this database to research vehicles they are interested in purchasing. The company uses more than 100,000 different data sources, ranging from state and provincial motor vehicle records to collision repair agencies. Carfax has data histories on vehicles dating from 1981 and later. They primarily report on title information, flood damage and total loss history, odometer readings, lemon background, owner numbers, accident indicators, and emissions inspection results. The company was founded in 1984 in Columbia, Missouri to combat odometer fraud and is estimated to currently have 500-750 employees. Carfax became a subsidiary of HIS Markit in 2016, a worldwide leader of information analytics and data services.