Dowell Systems Teams With Carfax To Enhance Real-Time Labor Guide

      Dowell Systems Teams With Carfax To Enhance Real-Time Labor Guide

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TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 11, 2013

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.

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"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 ofthe
Real-Time Labor Guide®orAutomotive Expert®, automotive professionals may
call(800) 487-0249 or 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® 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 or call 888-655-5362. Carfax was recently
acquired by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS).

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