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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dowell Systems, Inc., developer of revolutionary software for the auto repair industry for over 20 years, has integrated Carfax® QuickVIN™ into the new web-based version of its most popular software, Real-Time Labor Guide®. The integration is part of a new partnership between Dowell Systems and Carfax. Users of the new Real-Time Labor Guide online system now can quickly and easily retrieve the year/make/model and engine information from the Carfax database by entering only the license plate information or by entering the full vehicle identification number (VIN) of their customers' vehicles.
"I was already very impressed with the new Real-Time Labor Guide online, and with the added benefits of Carfax QuickVIN – at no additional charge – I'm thrilled," said Susan Deegan, co-owner of Engine Lab of Tampa, Inc. "I save time checking vehicles in, avoid errors by ordering the correct parts the first time, and I get to advertise my shop on Carfax Reports. I finally feel like I'm able to compete with the big boys."
Carfax QuickVIN is one of the many no-cost benefits enjoyed by more than 27,000 service locations and software providers, including Dowell Systems. Carfax QuickVIN helps Real-Time Labor Guide users eliminate the risk of costly data entry errors and ensure they order properly-fitting parts.
"When Dowell Systems was founded in 1989, our founder Vern Dowell - a former independent shop owner himself - had a vision to help his peers," said Brian Sewall, director of operations at Dowell Systems, Inc. "He did that by providing his customers with software that allowed them to create accurate, consistent and professional tickets which inspired their customer's trust and confidence. The new Real-Time Labor Guide online with Carfax QuickVIN advances that goal and helps us revolutionize the industry – again. We are pleased to partner with Carfax and bring auto repair professionals the Carfax QuickVIN service to help make their job a bit easier."
Real-Time Labor Guide customers that are members of the Carfax Service Network have access to the Carfax QuickVIN tool. As an added benefit, Carfax Service Network members also are automatically enrolled in the Carfax Service Loyalty Program. One element of the program features participating shops in the new myCarfax app when car owners are looking for local shops to have their vehicle serviced or repaired.
About Dowell Systems, Inc.
Dowell Systems, Inc. is a software development company providing the automotive repair industry with simple, accurate, and cost-effective estimating and shop management tools since 1989. For more information on Dowell Systems products or services, or to request a free trial of the Real-Time Labor Guide® or Automotive Expert®, automotive professionals may call (800) 487-0249 or visit http://www.laborguide.net.
About Carfax (www.carfax.com)
Carfax is the vehicle history expert for used car buyers, sellers and the automotive industry. Carfax created the Vehicle History Report in 1986 and maintains the largest vehicle history database ever assembled, comprising over 11 billion vehicle records from more than 75,000 sources across North America. A Carfax® Vehicle History Report™, the most trusted resource for vehicle history information, is an essential step in the used car buying process. To become a Carfax Service Network Member or learn more about the Network, visit www.carfaxservicenetwork.com or call 888-655-5362. Carfax was recently acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).
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