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CAP value via text

CAP is offering benchmark valuation via text to dealers with its Valuation Anywhere service.

The new system offers customers mileage-adjusted benchmark used car or van values by simply sending the vehicle registration mark and mileage from their mobile phone.

Vehicle coverage is offered direct from CAP’s Platinum Black and Red Book databases, covering over 30,000 cars and more than 11,000 vans from one month to more than 20 years old.

When the dealer texts a registration number and mileage to Valuation Anywhere, the system returns a precise CAP value, adjusted for condition, along with the vehicle’s model, variant and registration date.

Simultaneously details can be automatically returned to the user’s email address while a full record is created in their Valuation Anywhere web account. Where the vehicle mileage is unknown a valuation for the vehicle at CAP’s standard mileage bands is returned.

Peter McCullough, CAP business development director, said: “Real-time data delivered direct to customers’ applications is one of the most powerful ways we can turn our knowledge into customer advantage.

“Our customers are operating in fast-moving markets and we are committed to helping them succeed by taking advantage of every appropriate technology to help them do business quicker, smarter and more profitably.”

The Valuation Anywhere service is available to subscribers of CAP used values, whether in print, Windows or Palm Pilot formats.

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