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Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its dealership management system with myCarfax Service Shop tools to help their dealer customers increase the success of their fixed operations. This enhancement makes it easier for dealers using Auto/Mate software to join the myCarfax Service Shop program and take advantage of the program’s benefits. Auto/Mate subscribers that are also myCarfax Service Shops have access to the newly integrated tools, which include Carfax Service History Check. Carfax Service History Check shows a car’s reported maintenance history. In addition, dealers now can enroll customers in myCarfax.com with one click from the Auto/Mate DMS.    
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