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Dealer Inspire Receives “Top Rated” DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Award

Ranked #1 in Dealer Satisfaction, Dealer Inspire Wins Two Awards in “Digital Retailing” and “Websites” Categories

Chicago - January 25, 2019

CHICAGO – Dealer Inspire®, a Cars.com company that provides disruptive technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry, received a “Top Rated” Award in the ninth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. Dealer Inspire (DI) earned top dealer satisfaction rankings in the “Digital Retailing” and “Websites” categories, as determined by the thousands of auto dealers who are part of the DrivingSales.com community. The awards will be presented at a special event today in conjunction with the 2019 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo.

“We are humbled to receive two dealer satisfaction awards from the DrivingSales dealer community. Since day one our top priority is to go above and beyond for our clients,” said Joe Chura, chief executive officer at Dealer Inspire. “We know our leading-edge website platform and digital retailing solutions are second-to-none. It’s our technology and solutions that attract great clients who are looking to optimize their operations and future-proof their business, but it’s our dedication to excellent customer service that retains them.”

At NADA 2019, Dealer Inspire and Cars.com will unveil a new suite of digital retailing solutions as well as several other leading-edge website solutions for dealers. DI will offer for the first time “Online Shopper: Electric,” an enhanced version of the company’s popular digital retailing solution that now allows shoppers to save, customize and compare multiple deals. It will also reveal METAL™, a brand-new inventory management system built with intuitive design, lightning-quick controls, and instant sync with dealers’ technology and advertising in real-time, and an updated version of Conversations, its messaging platform powered by Ana Bot A.I. technology.

“We congratulate Dealer Inspire on receiving ‘Top Rated’ Awards for Digital Retailing and Websites, an accolade we consider to be one of our industry’s most important because it comes directly from dealers,” said DrivingSales CEO and founder Jared Hamilton. “In our ninth year of presenting these awards, we feel especially proud that DrivingSales Vendor Ratings continues to help dealers make smart and informed decisions through thousands of peer reviews that lead them to outstanding service providers such as Dealer Inspire. We’re thrilled that DI has been recognized as one of the best by the people to whom their services count the most: the dealer community.”

The DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards measure dealer satisfaction with vendor products and services, and are based on cumulative ratings tallied and verified over the calendar year (January – December) at DrivingSales.com Vendor Ratings. DrivingSales Vendor Ratings is the industry’s only neutral, comprehensive vendor rating forum featuring real-time peer reviews and honest competitor comparisons, and provides dealerships with important information from actual customers who have hands-on experience using vendor products/solutions in their stores. Each rating is verified as coming from an actual dealership employee.

Full award results are available online at http://events.drivingsales.com/dealer-satisfaction-awards/. Award winners are showcased in the 2019 Spring issue of the DrivingSales Dealership Vendor Buyers Guide which, in addition to being distributed at the 2019 NADA Convention and Expo, is delivered to every new car dealership nationwide, as well as to the top 100 used car dealerships. For more information on the DrivingSales Dealership Vendor Buyers Guide, please visit: https://www.drivingsales.com/buyers-guide

ABOUT DEALER INSPIRE

Dealer Inspire (DI) is an award-winning technology provider that has innovated automotive retail with four SAAS products that help future-proof dealerships, including an advanced website platform, artificial intelligence messaging, automatic digital retailing and next-gen connected marketing services. With a team of 500 employees servicing approximately 2,200 website customers in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, DI maintains its reputation for customer support with a standard of 12-minute response and 24-hour solution times.

About DrivingSales

DrivingSales is a professional network serving the auto industry with dealer-driven news and information, online training, and performance data, all to enable dealers to make critical business decisions at their dealerships. DrivingSales’ mission is to connect progressive dealership professionals to the people and information they need to maximize their success. Founded by a third-generation car dealer, and opened up to the industry in 2008, today DrivingSales has registered users in over 50% of new car dealerships in the US and is active in several other countries around the globe. To learn more about the DrivingSales community, training or performance analytics visit DrivingSales.com, DrivingSales.com/HCM and DrivingSalesData .com

About Cars.com

Cars.com™ is a leading two-sided digital automotive marketplace that creates meaningful connections between buyers and sellers. Launched in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, the company empowers consumers with resources and information to make informed buying decisions around The 4Ps of Automotive MarketingTM: Product, Price, Place and Person, by connecting advertising partners with in-market car shoppers and providing data-driven intelligence to increase inventory turn and gain market share. A pioneer in online automotive classifieds, the company has evolved into one of the largest digital automotive platforms, connecting thousands of local dealers across the country with millions of consumers. Through trusted expert content, on-the-lot mobile features and intelligence, millions of new and used vehicle listings, a comprehensive set of pricing and research tools, and the largest database of consumer reviews in the industry, Cars.com is transforming the car shopping experience.

Cars.com companies include DealerRater©, DealerInspire©, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com©.