New vehicle history snapshot helps dealers make more informed buying decisions

Experian Automotive Expands Vehicle Data Service Offerings With Manheim

New vehicle history snapshot helps dealers make more informed buying decisions

Schaumburg, Ill., March 3, 2010 — Experian Automotive today announced that it has enhanced its vehicle data service offerings with Manheim, a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. In addition to providing auction data to Experian’s AutoCheck® reporting service, a free vehicle history snapshot will now be offered, giving dealers immediate access to potential vehicle condition issues on http://www.manheim.com, including OVE.com and Manheim Simulcast.

The AutoCheck snapshot features a quick and easy view of the potential issues in a vehicle’s history, directly from online presale listings, and gives dealers the option to purchase full AutoCheck reports. Having access to this important vehicle history information helps dealers make better decisions in buying the right vehicles at the right value and gives their customers confidence that their inventories are safe and reliable.

“The combination of Manheim’s data and AutoCheck’s industry-recognized vehicle history reports will give dealers a new level of buying intelligence with quick, easy access to the information they need,” said Scott Waldron, president, Experian Automotive. “Working with Manheim allows us to bring a consistent repository of reliable, auction-announced information to used-vehicle dealers.”

As part of its renewed relationship with Manheim, Experian’s AutoCheck will continue to incorporate Manheim’s auction-announced information, such as frame or unibody damage, into its vehicle history reports. This information has been found to be among the most important aspects of a vehicle’s history that used-car buyers want to know before making a purchase.

“Manheim is dedicated to providing its customers with the information they need to make smart vehicle purchases,” said Nick Peluso, senior vice president of customer management, Manheim. “Building on our existing relationship with Experian Automotive helps ensure that dealers have access to the best information to determine the right vehicles for their inventories.”

To learn more about AutoCheck and Experian Automotive's information services for dealers, go to http://www.experianautomotive.com.  For more information on Manheim's services for dealers, visit http://www.manheim.com.

About Manheim
Manheim (http://www.manheim.com) is the leading provider of vehicle remarketing services worldwide. Through its wholesale operating locations and remarketing technology, Manheim connects buyers and sellers around the globe to the world’s largest, most comprehensive wholesale marketplace. In 2009, Manheim handled nearly 10 million used vehicles, facilitating transactions representing more than $59 billion in value.  Manheim is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.

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, CarsDirect.com, CarMax and NADAguides.com. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://www.experianautomotive.com.   

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Experian Public Relations
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About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 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, 2009, 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. 

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