CarMax evaluates millions of cars
every year.

  • Our buyers attend auctions across the country and appraise over 1,000,000 cars annually at our stores.

2 out of 3 cars we see don't meet
our standards, including those with
flood damage.

  • Flood damage can cause malfunctions in electronics, airbags, and anti-lock brakes.

2 out of 3 cars we see don't meet
our standards, including those with
frame damage.

  • Frame damage can affect collision
    crumple zones, air bag deployment,
    and alignment.

2 out of 3 cars we see don't meet our
standards,
for reasons that include...

Excessive cost to repair

2 out of 3 cars we see don't meet our
standards,
for reasons that include...

Excessive wear and tear

2 out of 3 cars we see don't meet our
standards,
for reasons that include...

Unknown mileage or salvage history

We'll buy any car you'll sell, but
only the best used cars become
CarMax cars.

  • We'll make an offer on any car we appraise.

We'll buy any car you'll sell, but
only the best used cars become
CarMax cars.

  • Cars we buy that don't meet our high
    standards are sold to other dealers.

We'll buy any car you'll sell, but
only the best used cars become
CarMax cars.

  • Cars that do meet our standards are
    thoroughly inspected and reconditioned
    before going on our lot.

CarMax SELECTS the best to make
your search for the perfect car easy.

  • We search coast to coast for the very best cars.
  • We won't sell flood- or frame-damaged vehicles.
  • We're experienced—we've evaluated millions
    of cars.

Our 125+ point inspection checks
the core systems of every car.

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Cooling system
  • Fuel system

Our 125+ point inspection checks the
systems that connect you to the road.

  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Drive axles

Our 125+ point inspection checks the
systems that get you there in safety
and comfort.

  • Lighting
  • Electrical
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning

Our 125+ point inspection makes sure
everything works as good as it
looks—inside and out.

  • Body
  • Interior
  • Instruments and controls

12 hours—that's how long, on average,
it takes to recondition a CarMax used car.

CarMax inspections are ongoing
to ensure your car meets our high
standards for quality.

CarMax RENEWS and inspects
to our own high standards.

  • We put every car through a 125+ point inspection.
  • We spend 12 hours (on average) reconditioning every car.
  • Multiple inspections ensure our commitment
    to quality.

Every CarMax car is covered by a
30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT,
90-Day in MA and NY)
and hassle-free 5-Day
Money-Back Guarantee.

A Free Vehicle History Report
is available with every CarMax car.

  • Every CarMax vehicle also comes with a
    Clean Title Guarantee.

A MaxCare® Extended Service Plan
is available for every CarMax car.

  • With MaxCare, you're always ready
    for the unexpected cost of repairs.
  • Flexible coverage lets you choose a
    plan that meets your driving needs.

CarMax PROTECTS your investment
so you can choose with confidence.

  • 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, 90-Day in MA and NY)
  • Free Vehicle History Report & Clean Title Guarantee
  • Available MaxCare® Extended Service Plan