The Hybrid Shop (THS) Joins CARFAX Service Network

For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664

GAINESVILLE, Va. (Oct. 30, 2014) -- The Hybrid Shop (THS), global leaders in hybrid and electric vehicle training, education and battery conditioning, has joined the Carfax® Service Network. In addition to joining the Network, each participating location is automatically enrolled in the Carfax Service Loyalty Program, which helps grow service revenue by reaching new customers and increasing retention.

"As the leader in delivering exclusive, full-scale hybrid and electric vehicle services, our focus is on keeping current and potential customers informed on the real-world benefits of hybrid and electric vehicle ownership and how to maintain those benefits over time," said Matt Curry, Chief Visionary Officer at The Hybrid Shop. "The Carfax Service Network provides dynamic customer relationship solutions that help us engage with new customers and keep current ones coming back, while ensuring their vehicles are well-maintained. We are thrilled to be the newest members of the Carfax Service Network and join two powerhouse organizations together in a game-changing relationship."

The Hybrid Shop member franchises can take full advantage of the no-cost benefits of the Carfax Service Loyalty Program like Carfax® QuickVIN™ and Carfax® Service History Check™. Participating locations also are featured on Carfax® Vehicle History Reports™ and in the myCarfax app when car buyers and owners are looking for local shops to help keep their car well-maintained.

"We're proud to welcome a cutting-edge business like The Hybrid Shop to our rapidly expanding Carfax Service Network family," said Chris Basso, communications director at Carfax. "Car owners of all types turn to Carfax to help them find a trusted place for service and repairs. Now, hybrid owners and buyers using Carfax can easily find The Hybrid Shop location nearest them to have their specialized vehicles cared for by the experts."

More than 32,000 automotive service shops are Carfax Service Network members, including The Hybrid Shop. Carfax QuickVIN provides year/make/model and engine information using only vehicle license plates to help increase car count and eliminate parts-ordering errors. Carfax Service History Check shows reported maintenance details so service advisors can make better recommendations and find opportunities to increase ticket averages.

About The Hybrid Shop (THS)

Headquartered in Gainesville, VA, The Hybrid Shop (THS) is a growing international network of high-quality dealers committed to providing innovative, expert care for hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) through harnessing the latest available knowledge and technologies. For additional information about THS, please visit www.thehybridshop.com. Also, follow THS on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax, a unit of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and continues to develop innovative services – like Carfax Used Car Listings and myCarfax – that make it easier to buy, sell and service used cars. The company maintains a database comprising over 13 billion vehicle history records from more than 86,000 sources worldwide. Become a Carfax Service Network member at www.carfaxservicenetwork.com or call 888-655-5362. Based in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is the leading global source of information, insight and analytics in the automotive industry and other critical areas that shape today's business landscape.

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