Chicago—October 18, 2007—Cars.com, a leading online automotive shopping destination, has launched a new site feature that allows consumers to send a car listing from the website to their mobile phone.
The new Send to Phone feature will allow consumers to search through vehicle listings at home or in their office and, once they find cars of interest, send the vehicle listing to their mobile phone for later access. A link to the exact listing will appear on their phone in the form of a text message.
"This feature extends a key benefit of Cars.com-portability-to the large audience using the Cars.com website," said Sharon Knitter, Cars.com's director, product management. "Website users will have a more convenient way to bring listing information with them to the dealership. Essentially, "Send to Phone" is a more robust alternative to the "Print This Listing" feature."
The new Send to Phone feature works in conjunction with Cars.com's new mobile site, launched in June of this year. Cars.com is the first automotive site to offer vehicle listings alongside research tools and buying advice in a mobile application, giving savvy car shoppers on-the-go access to the information they need to make smart buying decisions.
The mobile site and Send to Phone feature can be accessed through any web-enabled mobile device.
Cars.com is the most comprehensive destination for those looking to buy or sell a new or used car. The site lists more than 2 million vehicles from more than 14,000 dealer customers, classified advertisers and private parties to offer the more than 8 million unique visitors who log on to the site each month the best selection of new and used cars online, as well as the content, tools and advice to support their shopping experience. Cars.com combines powerful inventory search tools and new-car configuration with pricing information, photo galleries, buying guides, side-by-side comparison tools, original editorial content and reviews to help millions of car shoppers connect with sellers each month.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, (http://classifiedventures.com), which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB) and The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO).