Experian Automotive renews agreement with Kelley Blue Book, partners with AutoTrader.com to make AutoCheck reports available via top online auto sites

Experian Automotive renews agreement with Kelley Blue Book, partners with AutoTrader.com to make AutoCheck reports available via top online auto sites
Users can now choose AutoCheck reports on both major online vehicle marketplaces

Schaumburg, Ill., June 11, 2013Experian Automotive today announced that it has renewed its agreement with Kelley Blue Book for display of AutoCheck® vehicle history reports in classified listings on www.kbb.com. Additionally, Experian Automotive has partnered with AutoTrader.com®, enabling dealers to utilize AutoCheck reports when merchandising their inventory on AutoTrader.com. These agreements are a step forward for the industry, enabling the websites to allow dealers to choose which vehicle history report they decide to put on their listing.

“We are proud to team with AutoTrader.com and KBB.com to offer this valuable tool in connection with vehicle listings in the marketplace,” said Dave Nemtuda, senior vice president of Experian Automotive. “The information in an AutoCheck report helps to provide consumers and dealers with the peace of mind they need in order to make a more educated purchasing decision, and we are thrilled it is now available on both vehicle marketplaces.”

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. Additionally, retailers and consumers can leverage the patented AutoCheck Score®, allowing them to quickly and easily understand a vehicle’s past and compare it with other vehicles.

“Our relationship with Experian provides the flexibility for KBB.com to allow its industry customers to select the vehicle history report that best suits their needs, an option that ultimately benefits the car shopper,” said Damon Bennett, vice president of syndication and ecommerce for KBB.com. “We are confident that the relevant, comprehensive information available with each listing  helps in the buying and selling process.”

AutoCheck vehicle history reports are now available online at www.AutoCheck.com and through many of the premier automotive sites, including AutoTrader.com*, KBB.com, eBayMotors.com, Edmunds.com and NADAGuides.com.

Roslyn Whitehurst
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5578
Twitter: @RozWhitehurst

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. For more information on Experian Automotive and its suite of services, visit our Website at http://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.

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*AutoCheck reports will be available on AutoTrader.com beginning Sept. 1.