Originally Posted by Kabigon
It is highly likely that Carmax will know without you telling them.
Your car would be *most thoroughly* inspected before they make you an offer.
Exactly... we don't have "Carmax" up here, but, I know when I trade a car into a dealer, one of the first questions they ask is "has the vehicle, to the best of your knowledge, ever been involved in an accident or repainted in any way....etc, etc.". They normally even get you to sign something to that effect. So, if you lie, and they find out later, well, the contract is null and void now... that's why so many on here try to get extra money from an accident due to future "diminished value", since, car dealers are now going to "lowball" their offer, no matter how minor the damage and how well the repair was performed.... sucks for you, the owner, but, its the game dealers play.