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Sears Auto Center joins myCARFAX Service Shop Program

CHICAGO (January 19, 2017)

– Sears Auto Center has teamed with Carfax to help millions of people take better care of their vehicles. By joining the myCarfax Service Shop program, all Sears Auto Centers nationwide now have exclusive access to Carfax information and resources. Using these free benefits helps Sears Auto Center reduce the headache of car care, increase member loyalty and bring more people to Sears Auto Center for service.

To foster repeat visits, Sears Auto Center also is enrolling customers in the free myCarfax.com service. Customers get vehicle-specific email and mobile reminders from myCarfax.com that direct them back to Sears Auto Center when recommended oil changes, tire rotations and other services are due. Sears Auto Center Associates enroll customers in myCarfax.com with one click of a sign-up button built into the Sears Auto Center shop management system.

“Sears Auto Center prides itself on delivering excellent customer service,” said Brian Kaner, president of Sears Auto Center. “Through our partnership with Carfax and the myCarfax Service Shop program, we are able to provide our customers with unrivaled information to help them keep their vehicles safe and well-maintained while maximizing potential resale value.”

Sears Auto Center technicians are able to make more accurate service recommendations, which boosts customer confidence, using free myCarfax Service Shop tools like Carfax Service History Check. Maintenance work done at Sears Auto Center is included on Carfax Reports and helps drive new customers using Carfax to shop for and buy used cars.

Sears Auto Center recently launched its DieHard 360º Vehicle Assessment, which includes a Carfax Vehicle History Report along with other valuable benefits.

“We are excited to work with Sears Auto Center in delivering more value to their stores and customers,” said Vern Poyner, general manager at Carfax. “Sears Auto Center is one of the nation’s premier auto service locations and shares our commitment to helping people take better care of their vehicles. Those who do often see them last longer, perform better and get more money for them.”

With the addition of Sears Auto Center, more than 43,000 service shops are currently part of the free myCarfax Service Shop program. Participating shops get access to free resources that help drive customer loyalty, increase productivity and maximize service revenue. More than 4 million vehicle owners are currently enrolled in the myCarfax.com service.

About Sears Auto Center

Sears Auto Center is a leading provider of automotive maintenance and repair services and parts, with more than 600 locations nationwide offering a full array of passenger and light truck tires, including RoadHandler™, Michelin and Goodyear; DieHard® tires and batteries, Craftsman® auto accessories and more. Sears has a long history as America’s trusted place for car care, having offered auto parts since 1905 and service since 1931. Sears Auto Center offers customers convenient locations and hours – open seven days a week, as well as an extensive menu of services. Sears Auto Center is a division of Sears, Roebuck and Co. For more information on Sears Auto Center please visit www.SearsAuto.com. Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SearsAuto | Twitter @SearsAuto

About Carfax (www.carfax.com)

Carfax, a unit of IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), 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 17 billion vehicle history records from more than 100,000 sources worldwide. Become a myCarfax Service Shop at www.mycarfaxservicshop.com or call 888-655-5362. Based in London, IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.