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CARFAX Mobile App Launches on Android Market

March 23, 2011

CENTREVILLE, Va.– CARFAX launched the Android version of its free ‘CARFAX for Dealers’ mobile application, which follows the launch of the same app for the iPhone and other Apple devices. The new release provides dealers using most Android-based mobile devices with access to the company’s CARFAX account anytime, anywhere to evaluate used cars.

“I made sure to download the app the day it came out and started using it right away,” said Marc Schumacher, director of used vehicle acquisitions for Jim Koons Automotive Companies in Vienna, Va. “The ‘CARFAX for Dealers’ app instantly puts the information I need to make an informed buying decision right in front of me.”

Users start by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) or scanning the vehicle barcode to run the CARFAX report. The app will then automatically add the vehicle to the dealer’s inventory manager at CARFAXonline.com. CARFAX reports are saved for up to 30 days and dealers can mark vehicles they’re most interested in as favorites within the app.

“We don’t put any cars on our lot without checking CARFAX first,” said Mike Foote, general manager at Lia Honda of Albany, NY. “When you’re the highest bidder at auction, you want to know you’re buying with confidence and the CARFAX app gives us that. Our trade appraisal process is also more efficient, eliminating the need to run back and forth while customers sit and wait.”

Estimates are that 30 percent of smartphone users own an Android-based device, according to the company. Dealers can download the ‘CARFAX for Dealers’ app free from the Android Market.

iPhone and other Apple device users can continue downloading the ‘CARFAX for Dealers’ app in the App Store.

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