FAIRFAX, VA – Carfax has expanded the damage information available in its Vehicle History Reports. Frame damage data now reported to Carfax alerts used-car buyers and sellers that a vehicle's frame may have been previously damaged. This information, when combined with an inspection by a certified mechanic, can be used to identify potentially unsafe vehicles.

An improperly repaired frame can diminish the structural integrity of a vehicle and increase the risk of serious injury in an accident. It also may negatively affect the vehicle's other safety features, such as seat belts and airbag deployment.

In addition to a vehicle history report, Carfax recommends having every vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic prior to purchase.