Correct. CARFAX pays repair facilities for that information.$5,187 in cash ... oof
Oh, and I would be careful with "not showing up on carfax because insurance isn't involved"
I had an out of pocket repair performed that did show up on carfax because the shop's POS/service system reported their repairs to an agency? I dunno... but I have a carfax now.
"CARFAX® receives data from more than 112,000 different sources including every U.S. and Canadian provincial motor vehicle agency plus many police and fire departments, collision repair facilities, auto auctions, and more."
I would definitely clarify with the shop.