Carfax Canada Strengthens Relationship With UCDA

Toronto, ON (Jan. 15, 2015) – Carfax Canada and the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario (UCDA) have expanded their partnership to give used car buyers and sellers UCDA claims reports. Now, every Carfax® Vehicle History Report™ purchased by UCDA member dealers comes with a UCDA accident claims report at no additional cost. This follows other recent enhancements by Carfax Canada, such as adding damage claim amounts from Canadian insurers to the Carfax database and access to a cross-Canada lien search.

“Canadian car buyers expect dealers to provide as much vehicle information as possible,” said Warren Barnard, executive director of the UCDA. “One-click access to the Carfax and UCDA reports enables our members to use both reports to help them meet provincial compliance regulations when buying and selling vehicles. Strengthening our already successful relationship with Carfax Canada is another step in safeguarding UCDA member dealers and their customers throughout Canada.”

Any dealer in Canada is eligible to apply for UCDA membership and obtain a UCDA claims report with every Carfax Report they run, including the new bilingual Carfax Report, at no extra cost. Using the two trusted reports makes acquiring and retailing used cars better for UCDA members who are also Carfax Canada customers.

“We’re excited to add this valuable member benefit as we continue growing our relationship with the UCDA,” said Jon Arnett, managing director for Carfax Canada. “Access to trusted information is crucial in building buyer confidence and selling more used cars. We look forward to finding more ways our organizations can work together to benefit both dealers and consumers.”

About the Used Car Dealers Association of Ontario

Representing 4,800 independent and franchised dealers in Ontario, the UCDA celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2014. In pursuit of its mission to enhance the image of the industry, the UCDA provides representation for its members with government and regulatory bodies, offers educational programs for members and provides a free mediation service for consumers and dealers to help resolve disputes. In addition, the UCDA offers numerous benefits and services to members, including lien searches, accident claim reports, vehicle registration information and of course, Carfax Vehicle History Reports, all to help members operate their businesses successfully and meet regulatory compliance requirements when dealing with consumers.

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About Carfax

Carfax, a unit of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and is trusted by 30,000 dealerships to help acquire, advertise, retail and service used cars using innovative services like Carfax Used Car Listings and myCarfax. Carfax is an essential part of 38 manufacturer Certified programs, is integrated into hundreds of acquisition and inventory management tools, and featured on thousands of automotive websites. Become a Carfax Advantage™ dealer and see how Carfax helps your dealership win at Based in Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is the leading global source of information, insight and analytics in the automotive industry and other critical areas that shape today’s business landscape.

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