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Experian Automotive partners with Cars.com to make AutoCheck® vehicle history reports accessible on its used-vehicle listings

Agreement provides additional vehicle history report options for dealers listing inventory on Cars.com

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian Automotive today announced that it has teamed with Cars.com to make AutoCheck® vehicle history reports accessible through its used-vehicle listings section. The inclusion of AutoCheck reports on Cars.com gives dealers using the Website a choice when selecting the vehicle history report to append to their vehicle inventory.

"Vehicle history reports build consumer confidence by validating the quality and condition of a dealership's inventory, and they give dealers a competitive advantage to get potential customers on their lot," said Barbara Mousigian, vice president of product for Cars.com. "By making AutoCheck reports accessible through our Website, dealers have the option to choose the vehicle history report that best meets their specific needs, ultimately providing a better experience for dealers and consumers with more free reports across our used vehicle inventory."

AutoCheck vehicle history reports provide dealers and consumers with in-depth information on accidents, title brands, frame-damage announcements, odometer issues and other potentially negative events that can impact a vehicle's value. With an average of 27 million monthly visits to Cars.com, shoppers across the country will now be able to leverage the patented AutoCheck Score®, allowing them to quickly and easily understand a vehicle's past and compare it with similar models.

"We are proud to work with Cars.com to make these reports available for used-vehicle listings on their Website," said Dave Nemtuda, senior vice president of Experian Automotive. "The information provided in an AutoCheck report helps protect used-car buyers from potentially dangerous problems with a vehicle and provides the peace of mind that the vehicle they're driving off the lot meets their specific needs."

Experian Automotive will be exhibiting at the NADA conference, Jan. 24 to 27, in New Orleans, La., Booth #4627.

For more information on AutoCheck vehicle history reports visit http://www.autocheck.com.

About Experian Automotive
Experian Automotive provides information services and market intelligence that enables results-driven professionals to gain the fullest possible understanding of the market, the vehicles and the people who buy them. Its North American Vehicle DatabaseSM houses data on nearly 700 million vehicles and, when combined with Experian's credit, consumer and business information, provides an integrated perspective into the automotive marketplace. Experian Automotive's AutoCheck vehicle history reports provide dealers and consumers with in-depth information, allowing them to confidently understand, compare and select the right vehicles. With this agreement, AutoCheck is now the only vehicle history report that dealers can integrate into their used-vehicle listings on five of the premier automotive sites, including Cars.com, AutoTrader.com, KBB.com, eBay Motors and Edmunds.com.

For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit www.experian.com/automotive.

About Experian
Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Jordan Takeyama
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 7561
jordan.takeyama@experian.com
Twitter: @JordanTakeyama

SOURCE Experian Automotive



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