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Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Partner with Carfax

Contact: Mark Bilek
Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632




Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Forge Agreement with Carfax to Provide Consumers and Dealers with Vehicle History Reports

CHICAGO (August 20, 2013) - An agreement to give used car shoppers on access to Carfax Vehicle History Reports has been reached by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) and Carfax. In addition, the CATA is working with Carfax to provide Carfax Vehicle History Reports to its dealer members through a unique CATA subscription.

Kicking off this partnership is a 90-day campaign providing no-charge Carfax Vehicle History Reports to site visitors on nearly every used vehicle listed. This campaign will begin on August 26 and run through November.

"We are extremely excited to be partnering with the premier provider of vehicle history reports and especially pleased that we can offer no-charge reports on all of our used vehicles for the strong-selling months of September, October and November," said Tony Guido, chairman of the DriveChicago committee at the CATA and owner of Arlington Heights Ford.

As part of the agreement, the companies also will work together to help educate used car buyers and sellers on the importance of researching a vehicle's history and promote the availability of Carfax Reports on

"Carfax and are committed to helping Chicagoland consumers purchase quality used cars," said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. "A Carfax report is a great place to start. You have access to accidents, service history, mileage information and more that are reported to Carfax. Plus, from now until the end of November, online shoppers get a Carfax Report for free on the used cars listed on to help them make an informed buying decision."

For more information about the CATA's partnership with Carfax and the no-charge vehicle history report promotion, contact Mark Bilek, general manager of, at


About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit

About (
DriveChicago is owned and operated by the Chicago Automobile Trade Association. It is a local vehicle shopping portal that lists the new- and used-vehicle inventory of the CATA's 400+ dealer members. has been helping car buyers in Chicago connect with new-car dealers since 2000. For more information please visit

About Carfax (
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(r) Vehicle History Report(tm), the most trusted resource for vehicle history information, is an essential step in the used car buying process. Get free Carfax(r) Reports from dealers wherever used cars are sold online or look for Carfax Advantage(tm) dealers in your area and say 'Show Me the Carfax'. For used-car buying tips, visit

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