FAIRFAX, VA – Carfax has expanded the scope of police-reported accident data from the State of Hawaii available through Carfax Vehicle History Reports. Anyone shopping for a used car now has access to more information about a vehicle’s accident history to help determine the extent of damage. Buyers and sellers can then use this information to direct a mechanic inspection and confirm the vehicle was properly repaired.

“Accidents are the number one concern of used-car buyers,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “Far too many people unknowingly purchase vehicles involved in prior accidents that have not been properly repaired or are at risk for scams like airbag fraud. Consumers now have a greater wealth of information available in Carfax Vehicle History Reports that can alert them to any potential problems.”

Over the past 20 years, Carfax has compiled more than 4.5 billion vehicle history records. Cars purchased with Carfax Vehicle History Reports that do not contain DMV-reported incidents (salvage, fire, flood damage, odometer problems, lemon history) may be eligible for the Carfax Buyback Guarantee.