Does CarMax Buy Old Cars? Answered

Does CarMax buy old cars? CarMax buys older cars and vehicles with high mileage. In general, CarMax will buy cars in any condition. For more details on CarMax’s store policies and its appraisal process, see below.

Does CarMax Buy Old Cars?

CarMax will buy older vehicles. In fact, the CarMax website states it will “buy any car.” CarMax does not exclude cars based on mileage or the age of the vehicle, a corporate customer service representative and several CarMax sales associates in New York and Maryland confirmed. All car will be accepted for an appraisal, but, keep in mind, factors like mileage and age may reduce the price CarMax will pay for the vehicle.

CarMax appraisals are free and the process takes about 30 minutes, a CarMax corporate customer service representative said. The representative advised that while most CarMax locations take walk-in appraisals, it is best to contact your local CarMax ahead of time and make an appointment. You can also schedule an appointment online.

Here are a few things to keep in mind before your appraisal appointment:

  • Bring the car title or valid payoff documentation; all titleholders must be present for the appraisal
  • You’ll also need to provide current and valid registration documents
  • Don’t forget all car keys and/or remotes
  • Bring your driver’s license or a valid, state-issued photo ID

CarMax is a nationwide chain of auto retailers that buy and sell used cars. CarMax stands apart from other used car retailers for its willingness to accept cars in any condition, including cars with engine troublecars with a bad transmission, and cars that have been damaged or salvaged.

In Summary

CarMax will buy old cars. Older vehicles and cars with high mileage may not fetch a high sale price, but they will not be turned away from an appraisal. To learn more about CarMax’s services and policies, see our articles: Does CarMax Do Oil Changes? CarMax Oil Change Prices Listed and Can I Get a CarMax MaxCare Refund? Service Plan Return Policy Listed and Does CarMax Buy Motorcycles? and Car Dealerships That Take RV Trade-Ins: AutoNation, CarMax, & More.

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