IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CarMD, a leading provider of automotive diagnostic information, today announced the launch of CarMD® Garage, a turnkey online tool for car and truck owners. The CarMD Garage service enables anyone to input a vehicle's year, make, model – or vehicle identification number (VIN) – and mileage to generate a free CarMD® Garage Vehicle Health Report with information that can reduce the cost of vehicle ownership and extend a vehicle's life. To generate a CarMD Garage Vehicle Health Report for your car or truck, visit www.carmd.com/garage.
"CarMD Garage offers a way to find solutions for some of the most frequently searched for vehicle service and repair information as well as automated, accurate parts purchasing," said David Rich, CarMD's Technical Director. "Different CarMD Garage features will appeal to different markets, whether you are a consumer who just wants to stay on top of your vehicle's performance, a DIYer who wants service your own vehicle or get details and estimates for repairs, or an aftermarket or telematics affiliate partner looking to enhance the overall value provided to customers by offering monthly vehicle health reports."
Each free CarMD Garage Vehicle Health Report may include the following information (view a sample report online at: https://www.carmd.com/garage/sample/detail):
- Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decoding
- Average miles per gallon (MPG)
- Service Maintenance Due
- Warranty Status
- Predicted Failure count
- Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) count
The following optional Premium Report information for most 1996 to current OBD-II cars, light trucks, minivans and SUVs is also available for purchase:
- Detailed Service Maintenance due with repair difficulty, parts and labor cost for each service item
- Detailed Predicted Failures with description, percentage of likelihood, repair difficulty, and parts and labor estimates for service issues likely to occur in the next 12 months
- PDF of each of the articles for all TSBs by system available for that vehicle
- Vehicle Title History Reporting, including DMV and accident history
CarMD Garage is designed for average motorists, used car buyers and sellers, as well as automotive enthusiasts and DIYers. For instance, being able to decode a VIN or lookup warranty status can be helpful when listing a used car for sale or shopping for car insurance. While being able to lookup maintenance due from the convenience of a phone, tablet or computer, instead of digging through the glovebox to find the service manual can save car owners time and hassle.
As online auto parts purchasing becomes more prevalent, automotive enthusiasts and DIYers find that it can be difficult and time consuming to search millions of parts online to find the right part for a specific vehicle. When maintenance is due, CarMD Garage pinpoints the right part and provides a direct link to purchase the part online, which also reduces returns for the online retailer.
In addition to being available direct to consumers, CarMD Garage can be integrated into partner websites, apps and telematics services; revenue sharing options are available for high-volume B2B partners. CarMD is also seeking select affiliate partners in the used car, usage-based insurance, automotive retail and repair shop referral markets. CarMD Garage reports offer a valuable, yet low-cost way for our business partners to enhance the automotive services they provide to their users as well as increase customer retention.
To run a free CarMD Garage Vehicle Health Report, visit www.carmd.com/garage.
Based in Irvine, Calif., CarMD is a leading provider of automotive diagnostic information, products and services that leverage and empower the capabilities of the on-board diagnostics (OBD-II) port. CarMD has also amassed a database of vehicle insight, including maintenance and repair data, which it uses to support the CarMD Garage online service. For more information about CarMD's products and third-party data solutions, visit www.carmd.com or https://www.carmd.com/wp/data-services/.