In fact, most body shops and unpainted dent repair shops don't report any records to Carfax. If they do, repairs are often documented as “Vehicle Repaired”. You have the right to inspect your vehicle in the workshop before paying for repairs. However, this does not give you the right to remove the vehicle from the workshop without paying for repairs, or to inspect it in areas where only authorized employees are allowed to use.
Once the repairs are complete, the shop must give you a detailed invoice with a list of each repair performed, each part replaced, the cost of each, and the cost of labor. But will your auto repair shop give CARFAX details about that little fender bender? And how will that affect you if they do? The Repair Shop Act works best when consumers take the time to buy auto repairs wisely, keep track of their transactions with the garages, and discuss repairs with shop management to avoid misunderstandings.