Originally Posted by Marion3
Not all insurance companies or bodyshops report to car fax. Personally I think it's a gimmick.
Now if you can get it done for free, what's the harm
It is a gimmick. It's a completely voluntary service.
I had one ran on my old Samurai just for fun. It had been rolled, totalled, and the previous owner was beheaded in the accident. Carfax came back clean.