NIADA Selects AutoCheck® as the Exclusive Provider of Vehicle History Reports for Its Certified Pre-Owned Program

Oct 20, 2010, 07:00 ET from Experian Automotive

ARLINGTON, Texas and SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) and Experian Automotive today announced that each NIADA Certified Pre-Owned vehicle will now include an AutoCheck® vehicle history report.

Administered by National Auto Care Corp. (NAC), NIADA's Certified Pre-Owned Program allows independent dealers of all sizes to offer their customers certified high-quality vehicles, get higher resale value and compete with factory certification programs. With the inclusion of vehicle history reports through an exclusive agreement with Experian's AutoCheck, NIADA dealers now have a tool that enables them to fulfill the needs of discerning customers and provides them with an additional level of detailed information during the decision-making process.

"We are excited to be selected as part of NIADA's Certified Pre-Owned Program," said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. "AutoCheck reports are designed to provide significant information on a vehicle in order to instill confidence when making a purchase. As part of the new program, AutoCheck provides this assurance to NIADA's dealers as well as the customers they serve."

"The NIADA researched vehicle certification programs for several years," said Mike Linn, NIADA's chief executive officer. "This Certified Pre-Owned program combines the best of all elements solid, reputable and reliable administration from NAC; a comprehensive warranty that incorporates a thorough inspection; and now a detailed vehicle history report."

AutoCheck vehicle history reports include the industry's first and only vehicle history score, empowering consumers with the confidence and information they need to more easily understand what a vehicle history report really says about a specific used vehicle's history.

About NIADA

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA), founded in 1946, has represented quality independent automobile dealers for over 60 years. NIADA is here to assist its members in becoming more successful within the used motor vehicle industry. Through membership in NIADA, you join with over 20,000 other professional auto dealers who share your dream of financial prosperity for your business. NIADA is your legislative advocate protecting your business interests. The association consistently brings you industry education, valuable information, services and benefits designed to prepare members for an ever-changing marketplace. For more information, visit http://www.niada.com.

About Experian Automotive

Experian Automotive, a part of Experian, delivers information services to manufacturers, dealers, finance and insurance companies, and consumers. Experian® helps automotive clients increase customer loyalty, target and win new business, and make better lending and vehicle purchase decisions. Its National Vehicle Database, housing more than 625 million vehicles, along with Experian's credit, consumer and business information assets, meets the industry's growing demand for an integrated information source. Experian's advanced decision support services help clients turn this information into improved business results. Experian technology supports top automotive businesses, including eBay Motors, Affinia, CarMax and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://www.experianautomotive.com.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company 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, 2010, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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

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Contacts:

Mike DeVilling

The DeVilling Group for Experian Automotive

1 248 875 4207

mjdevilling@yahoo.com


Greg Levi

NIADA

1 630 667 8765

glevi@niadacertified.com


Christina Schrank

NAC

1 800 548 1875

cschrank@nacsolution.com



SOURCE Experian Automotive



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