Originally Posted by M3PO
In CA, damage or accidents aren't reported to the DMV (and subsequently Carfax) unless the damage exceeds $1000. Just an FYI.
A car backed into me in the parking lot less than 10mph. Dented my hood. That alone was over $1000 and is now on my car fax as "accident". So you kind of have to look into the accident case by case.