CarMax—an inspired idea

CarMax was built on the idea that there had to be a better way to buy a used car. So we set out to change things by making the buying process as easy (and fun!) as possible.

Before anything else though, we laid the foundation upon which our car-selling venture would be built: INTEGRITY.

Integrity in the way we treat customers and each other. And integrity in the way we select, renew, and protect our cars.

Only then did we move forward with the business of changing the way America buys cars...

When we asked customers what they wanted, this is what we heard:

  • A hassle-free experience
  • Up front, low prices and no haggling
  • A great selection of high-quality cars
  • The option to sell us a car outright, without having to buy one from us
  • No-pressure customer service… with a smile!


And that's how we've done things, right from the start.

A tradition of success

The first CarMax store opened in 1993. Since then, we’ve grown to over 100 locations across the country, with more on the way. We're a FORTUNE® 500 company, we’ve sold more than 4 million cars, and we’ve been named one of FORTUNE® magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" ten years in a row.

Find your perfect car

  • Over 35,000 vehicles to choose from
  • Most makes and models at every store
  • Transfer most used cars from locations nationwide - often for free

Beyond the lot...

We want you to know us better. Find out about our beginnings and the values that gave rise to CarMax’s culture of integrity.


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