CENTREVILLE, Va., Feb. 6, 2013 — Carfax today announced that its ‘Carfax for Dealers’ mobile app has exceeded 200,000 downloads by Android and iPhone users. Launched a year ago, the ‘Carfax for Dealers’ app gives dealers anywhere, anytime access to Carfax information with just a few screen taps. Dealers scan a barcode or enter the 17-digit vehicle identification number to help quickly evaluate cars at acquisition and find ones their customers want.
‘When we’re buying vehicles at auction or taking trades on the lot, we always make sure to run them through the Carfax mobile app,’ said Patrick Sullivan, sales manager at Elite Auto Sales in Raleigh, N.C. ‘It helps us know what we’re getting and make sure there are no surprises when we retail those vehicles. It definitely works for us and will for years in the future.’
Access to Carfax Reports is vital to many dealers’ acquisition and retail process. Any vehicles run through the ‘Carfax for Dealers’ app are automatically added 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.
‘I love being able to check Carfax right on my phone when we’re out buying cars,’ said William Wessels, dealer principal at Wessels Used Cars in Dillsburg, Pa. ‘It’s a helpful instrument when we’re appraising cars too. It helps us make faster, better decisions when we’re buying product.’
The ‘Carfax for Dealers’ app is a free download from the App Store(SM) and Google Play(SM).
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