MasterLink enhances software with QuickVIN

Jan. 1, 2020
MasterLink Software has enhanced its Auto Shop Writer software with Carfax® QuickVIN™.

MasterLink Software has enhanced its Auto Shop Writer software with Carfax® QuickVIN™. Users can now retrieve the year/make/model and vehicle identification number (VIN) of their customers’ cars more quickly and easily by entering only the license plate information.

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“Since integrating Carfax QuickVIN into our shop management system, we’ve cut our processing time for invoices in half,” says Tom Fletcher, owner of Thunderbird Automotive in Arizona. “Being able to get a VIN so easily also means more convenient interaction with our parts suppliers since they only use a VIN for orders. We can quickly source vehicle information using the QuickVIN tool and no longer have to run back and forth across our lot each time we need it. It greatly increases our productivity.”

According to a recent study by Carfax, eight out of ten shop management system users would prefer to have Carfax QuickVIN available with their current system for an easy VIN lookup. Users can eliminate the risk of costly data entry errors and help ensure they order correctly-fitting parts.

Carfax QuickVIN users participating in the Carfax Service Network can also have their service records turn into free advertising on Carfax Vehicle History Reports. Shop name and contact information appears alongside each service record on the Carfax Report, reaching millions of potential customers.

“I frequently receive appreciative comments from my clients about the Carfax QuickVIN tool,” says Tim Stone, auto shop writer at MasterLink. “They have grown to depend on it.  They praise the excellence of the VIN data provided by Carfax, and the benefits of the tools, both for the shop and their clients. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Carfax.”

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