Experian Automotive has launched the new AutoCheck Mobile for Consumer
, a new application providing used car buyers with access to AutoCheck vehicle history reports through Android and iPhone devices. Experian Automotive says it is the first major vehicle history provider to deliver direct report access to consumers through a mobile application across both leading smartphone operating systems.
According to a recent Nielsen study, 83 percent of U.S. app downloaders use either Android or iPhone smartphones. The Android operating system (OS) leads the market with 42.8 percent of share, and the Apple OS is second, with 28.3 percent.
"AutoCheck Mobile for Consumer is another way to provide used car buyers with convenient access to the same vehicle history reports relied upon by dealers and auction houses nationwide," said Scott Waldron, president of Experian Automotive. "When consumers go used car shopping, they typically consider a number of different vehicles before making their final purchase. By making AutoCheck reports available on both leading mobile operating systems, we are ensuring consumers can easily obtain the information they need when they need it most."
The app can be downloaded free through online application stores for Android and iPhone mobile devices. After launching the app and entering AutoCheck account log-in information, users enter a vehicle identification number (VIN) or simply use the device's camera to take a picture of the VIN to view the vehicle's history.
With AutoCheck, consumers can understand the history of a vehicle, compare it with similar models using AutoCheck Score and have confidence they are selecting the vehicle that best suits their needs, Experian says.
Consumers also can purchase AutoCheck vehicle history reports online at www.autocheck.com. Single reports are available for $29.99, and a 30-day unlimited report package is available for $44.99. The unlimited package is unique to AutoCheck and allows consumers to freely run the reports they need to find the right vehicle for them.