That sounds like a mini-CarFax report. Sometimes a dealer selling used cars will offer you a look at them to "help you make a decision". However, they have to pay for those, and are more comprehensive than what you described.
Overall, they are a handy tool but are not
fool-proof. The reason being is that not everyone working on cars provides info to CarFax.
For example, I bought a used Benz that had a clean CarFax report. Somewhat later, I was at another dealer and considering trading for another MB. The guy there popped the hood and volia!
- the damn thing had been in an accident.
For what it's worth, he could see that the bolts on the fenders had been loosened, presumably to re-align them after a front-end impact. LOL, I guess he saw my surprize, and probably told me "but it was a good job" to make me feel better