CENTREVILLE, VA - Carfax has launched the Android version of its free 'Carfax for Dealers' mobile application. The much-anticipated version follows the successful launch of the Carfax app for iPhone and other Apple devices.
Using most Android-based mobile devices, on-the-go dealers can access their Carfax account anytime, anywhere to better evaluate used cars.
"I made sure to download the app the day it came out and started using it right away," said Marc Schumacher, director of used vehicle acquisitions for Jim Koons Automotive Companies in Vienna, Va. "If I'm not online, I'm usually at the auction and need quick and handy access to Carfax. I won't buy any car unless I've got the Carfax. The 'Carfax for Dealers' app instantly puts the information I need to make an informed buying decision right in front of me. I'll be using it constantly."
Running Carfax Reports is a key component to a dealer's acquisition process. Users start by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) or scanning the vehicle barcode to run the Carfax Report. Any vehicle run through the 'Carfax for Dealers' app is automatically added to the dealer's inventory manager at carfaxonline.com. Carfax Reports are saved for up to 30 days and dealers can mark vehicles they're most interested in as favorites within the app.
"We don't put any cars on our lot without checking Carfax first," said Mike Foote, general manager at Lia Honda of Albany, NY. "When you're the highest bidder at auction, you want to know you're buying with confidence and the Carfax app gives us that. Our trade appraisal process is also more efficient, eliminating the need to run back and forth while customers sit and wait. It's everything right at your fingertips."
Estimates are that 30 percent of smartphone users own an Android-based device. Dealers can download the 'Carfax for Dealers' app free from the Android Market at http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.carfax.cvhr.
iPhone and other Apple device users can continue downloading the 'Carfax for Dealers' app in the App Store, http://itunes.com/apps/CARFAXInc/CARFAXforDealers.