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Portland, ORE, September 28th, 2017
Motor Vehicle Software Corporation (MVSC) has integrated AutoAp’s highly accurate and comprehensive Safety Recall Management Technology into DMVdesk, their industry-leading electronic vehicle registration solution, helping dealers reduce safety recall liability, make smarter acquisition decisions and increase warranty reimbursement revenue.
Auto dealers can now reduce their safety recall risk inside of MVSC’s optimized registration solution with AutoAp, Inc.’s accurate and timely safety recall technology that adds on demand recall discovery and status verification capability to DMVdesk, the industry’s leading Registration Compliance Solution.
MVSC’s DMVdesk revolutionized electronic vehicle registration by providing dealerships with a seamless workflow that simplifies their registration desk — saving time and resources while maximizing productivity.
While obtaining vehicle history has always been easy within DMVdesk by running KSR and NMVTIS reports, gaining insight to accurate and timely safety recall information has been time-consuming and error-prone – until now.
“After reviewing potential sources of safety recall information, we found that AutoAp, Inc. provides the highest-quality safety recall information available in the industry. MVSC selected AutoAp based on our strict requirements to provide dealerships the most accurate and timely safety recall technology available.” MVSC’s President, Joseph Nemelka told us.
Under license from AutoAp, MVSC’s DMVdesk solution easily provides dealerships an accurate and on-demand way to know the safety recall status of vehicles they are considering buying. Dealers can check vehicles from within DMVdesk to learn their safety recall status.
As a result, dealers can make even better vehicle purchasing decisions by knowing the accurate safety recall status of vehicles before acquisition.
Continuing Market Problem – More than 150 Million vehicles have been affected by safety recalls during the years 2014-2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As a result of these historically-high numbers, franchised car dealers have increased liability risk as vehicle safety recalls have gained significant media attention. Although manufacturers and their suppliers are the source of vehicle defects, auto dealers are being held liable for selling vehicles with open safety recalls, which may be the most significant legal exposure that a dealership has today.
MVSC’s VP & General Manager CA Operations, Matt Armstrong shared, “Dealers can find safety recalls earlier, which helps increase compliance, make their process more efficient and increases profitability. And, with California’s strict emission laws, dealers can learn if the vehicles they are considering buying have open emission recalls.”
Current Sources Have Significant Errors – Dealers who use SaferCar.gov to verify the safety recall status of off-brand vehicles put themselves at risk from missed recalls (“false negatives”) from NHTSA’s site. Vehicle history reports can also have errors, and timing issues between the OEMs and NHTSA create delayed and often inconsistent recall status, which further increases dealers’ liability and reduces consumer safety.
Mark Paul, CEO of AutoAp, Inc. told us, “Dealerships find it difficult to stay on top of safety recalls, due to the size and complexity of the problem. Worse, they think they’re ‘covered’ with current systems. Our proprietary processes generate the most-accurate, multi-brand safety recall status available, anywhere. We are excited to partner with MVSC, so that we can reach more dealers even faster to help address this significant problem”
AutoAp’s Safety Recall Management technology can also be purchased as standalone dealer solutions to generate revenue and decrease liability for vehicles in inventory; for sold-customer recall service; or as integrated into third-party dealer service providers like MVSC’s DMVdesk Electronic Vehicle Registration.
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AutoAp, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon - Is an automotive software solution provider focused on bringing innovative, patents-pending safety recall management services to organizations involved in vehicle ownership, purchase, sale, service, finance and fleet management. Its flagship product (Dynamic Recall Management), an industry-recognized best-practices solution, is being used by dealerships across the country to save time and money while increasing compliance and reducing safety recall liability.
Contact: Ross Macdonald, CMO
Motor Vehicle Software Corporation, Agoura Hills, California - MVSC is the leading Vehicle-to-Government (V2Gov) technological innovator transforming interactions between the private sector and government agencies. Focused on developing innovative process management SaaS solutions, including electronic registration and titling (ERT) platforms, MVSC partners with state government agencies and businesses across the United States. Its groundbreaking technology and domain expertise have revolutionized and driven market efficiencies since the company’s founding by Don Armstrong and Kelly Kimball in 2005.
Contact: Mike Platteter, Senior Marketing Manager
Motor Vehicle Software Corporation