Motorists in the market for a used car can now download a handy new app onto their smartphones to allow them to look at vehicle valuations while standing on the forecourt.
This clever new ‘Black Book’ app was developed by CAP, one of the market leaders in vehicle valuation data. CAP already provides vehicle information to many businesses in the automotive industry including insurance companies and retail groups. Now this information is available to motorists at the touch of a button.
Motor traders and car dealerships should now expect motorists to have more information at their fingertips than ever before. Negotiations on price could become much tougher now that drivers can access the Black Book data while they are viewing a motor.
Drivers with an iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Google Android smartphones can download the app, and providing they have a phone signal, or Internet access, can do their homework before they decide to buy.
The data available to motorists includes retail used car valuations at various mileage points, market commentary and information on the insurance group that a particular vehicle might fall into.
This invaluable information will be updated monthly, in line with the printed and online Black Books being released. Motorists will be more informed when browsing the forecourts than ever before.
Garrath Hussey, Chief Executive at Think Insurance, comments on the new application, “This clever new app really gives the everyday motorist extremely valuable and up to date information to help them to make an informed decision when buying and part exchanging a used car. Negotiations between customers and motor traders will become more transparent, and customers will feel reassured that they have got themselves a good deal”.