Experian Automotive to Provide Vehicle History Reports via Edmunds.com
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — February 2, 2012 — Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, today announced that it has teamed up with Experian Automotive, a leader in providing information services and market intelligence to the automotive industry, to make AutoCheck vehicle history reports available on Edmunds.com. Dealers utilizing the site will now have the opportunity to append AutoCheck vehicle history reports to their used inventory listings, making them available to the consumers looking to buy.
"In the recent past, used car shoppers and dealers had limited information about specific used cars. But technology has made it possible to use the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to reveal all sorts of details about a car's past, and anyone who buys a used car without taking advantage of this opportunity is taking an unnecessary and potentially expensive risk," stated Edmunds.com senior consumer advice editor Philip Reed.
AutoCheck vehicle history reports allow dealers and consumers to quickly and easily check if the vehicle has previously sustained major flood damage or has any reported accidents, frame damage or odometer rollback issues. Additionally, access to AutoCheck reports allows visitors to Edmunds.com to better understand a vehicle's complete history, compare it with similar models using AutoCheck Score®, and be confident that they are selecting the one that best suits their needs. Edmunds.com's relationship with Experian Automotive also enables shoppers to filter searches through AutoCheck by a car's condition.
"We are proud to team with Edmunds.com to provide dealers and consumers with AutoCheck. Having ready access to a vehicle's history is critical, because it helps take the unknowns out of the purchasing process, and enables dealers and consumers to better understand, compare and select the right vehicle," said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive.
To research used car prices, inventory and shopping tips, please visit http://www.edmunds.com/used-cars/.
About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive is a leader in providing information services and market intelligence to manufacturers, dealers, finance, insurance and aftermarket companies, helping them increase customer loyalty; target and win new business; and make better lending, purchasing and production decisions. Experian's AutoCheck reports provide customers with in-depth vehicle history information to confidently understand, compare and select the right vehicle. Its North American Vehicle DatabaseSM houses more than 650 million vehicles and, when combined with Experian's credit, consumer and business information assets, meets the industry's growing demand for an integrated information source. Experian technology supports top automotive businesses, including eBay Motors, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Affinia, CarMax and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://www.experianautomotive.com.
About Edmunds.com, Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/index.html)
Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its revered mobile site, Android App and five-star iPhone app makes car pricing and other research tools available for car shoppers at dealerships and on the go. Its automotive enthusiast Web site, InsideLine.com, is the most-read car publication of its kind. Its highly regarded mobile site and iPhone app features the wireless Web's most comprehensive gallery of automotive photos and videos. Edmunds.com Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit. Follow Edmunds.com on Twitter@edmunds and fan Edmunds.com on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edmunds.