IIHS Study: CARFAX Offers Solution to Help Parents Buy Safer Cars For Teens

CENTREVILLE, Va. (Jul. 1, 2014) -- News Advisory: 

Some parents are buying cars that aren't safe enough for their teens, according to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To help, Carfax and its dealers are giving car buyers free Carfax Vehicle History Reports with every vehicle listed for sale on Carfax.com.

Transportation reporter Tom Costello says parents should check for details like recalls and accidents on used cars to help keep their kids safe. Carfax Vehicle History Reports include open recalls, accidents and other vital information reported to Carfax. In fact, recent research from Carfax suggests that one out of every six cars on U.S. roads has an unfixed safety recall.

By shopping for used cars at the all-new Carfax.com, parents get the information they need free of charge to help purchase the right car for their teen. Additionally, Carfax offers the following car-buying tips:

  • Take the car for a thorough test drive with your teen
  • Pay close attention to all the information included in a Carfax Report
  • Have any car inspected by a certified, trusted mechanic before buying.

For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664