Found this video where this man discusses an option to Carfax when getting a vehicle history report. It's a lot more affordable and gives the same details.
I used it to look at an automobile I was buying for my daughter. I believed the car looked respectable, however after doing a vehicle history report on it I found it had been in a bad mishap and the air bags had actually deployed. Actually didn't wish to put my daughter in that car so I'm still searching and will certainly use this service to inspect the next automobile.