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Zubie Announces New Equipment Tracking Product in One-Stop-Shop Monitoring Experience

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Zubie Asset Trak Geolocates Equipment and Assets, Viewable Alongside Fleet Vehicles on Zubie’s Web Portal

October 6, 2020, Bloomington, MNZubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics software provider, today announced the launch of Zubie Asset Trak, a GPS device designed to track equipment and assets such as trailers, containers, industrial lawn mowers, and UTVs. Asset Trak is a powerful complement to Zubie Fleet Connect and the full range of vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions enabling customers to manage all of their vehicle and equipment tracking in a single place. Operation Managers, especially those in the construction, utilities, agricultural, landscaping, and heavy transportation, often have to keep track of assets moving around from job-site to job-site, and Zubie Asset Trak gives them the ability to do so, and receive alerts when the asset moves outside of any custom geofenced boundary the user sets up. Additionally, with using Zubie Location Link, the asset’s location can be shared with a third party such as the police, helping assist in recovery of the asset.

“We knew any tracking solution we implemented needed to not just track an asset, but aid in recovery, and with Zubie Asset Trak, we have that solution,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker.”Everything we do revolves around the principle of making a fleet manager’s job simpler, giving them the ability to track their assets alongside their vehicles in one simple-to-use platform was critical to our implementation.”
Smaller than a deck of playing cards, Zubie Asset Trak’s low-profile form makes it simple to hide, and the magnetic mounting plate makes installation simple to perform by a non-technical employee. The device is waterproof and features up to a year of battery life under normal usage conditions, wirelessly rechargeable in less than four hours.

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s connected-car SaaS platform has helped business, rental, and loaner fleet managers protect their assets and optimize their business. Zubie makes fleet management simple – simple to install, simple to use, and simple to improve business operations.

Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, Zubie has been awarded “Best Insurance Telematics Product” and “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” and has been named one of Minnesota’s “Best Tech Startups” three years running.

Zubie Launches Improved User Experience for Business, Rental, and Loaner Fleet Applications

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New Web App Home Page, Map Features Make Information Simpler to Access; Features Added to Improve Experience for Large Fleet Managers

June 24, 2020, Bloomington, MNZubie,

a leading connected-car platform and telematics software provider, launched an upgraded user interface and user experience for its Fleet Connect and Rental Connect software solutions, which serve business, rental, and loaner fleets. The updates deliver centralized insights, enhanced usability, and improved speed, and set Zubie up to quickly integrate functionality previously unavailable in the fleet management software space.

Key site updates include a “Vehicle Overview” page that summarizes critical information in a single, customizable dashboard, an improved map experience, and a view of vehicle trips that’s easier to navigate. In addition to an improved product experience, customers will experience a faster, more responsive site. While improvements in app performance help across the board, enhancements in site speed are particularly beneficial for larger fleets. Frequent activities like mapping the location of hundreds of vehicles in real-time or examining detailed information about long trips are up to 3x faster. These improvements demonstrate a necessary upgrade as Zubie continues to increase its market share in rental cars and dealer loaner fleets.

“The idea of ‘simple’ is a part of every conversation we have at Zubie, and our new user experience is no exception,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker. “An enhanced user interface, combined with our focus on aggressively adding integration partners gives fleet managers easier access to their vehicles insights in more places than any other telematics software provider.”

With thousands of users across different ages and levels of sophistication, the Zubie technology team’s goal was to make the experience simpler while ramping up the analytical sophistication for power users. The new user experience is intuitive but retains the robust analytical power without being overwhelming, presenting business insights so fleet managers can make good business decisions.

“We’ve introduced a user experience that helps help both our small business fleet customers and well as our larger partners like Nationwide Insurance,” said Chad Caswell, Zubie’s Chief Technology Officer. “Our goal was to take a lot of detailed information and robust capabilities and make them simpler for fleet managers to access, understand, and to take action on the insights Zubie provides.”

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s connected-car SaaS platform has helped business, rental, and loaner fleet managers protect their assets and optimize their business. Zubie makes fleet management simple – simple to install, simple to use, and simple to improve business operations. Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, Zubie has been awarded  “Best Insurance Telematics Product” and “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” and has been named one of Minnesota’s “Best Tech Startups” three years running. Visit zubie.co for more information.

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Zubie adds HQ Rental Software as Integration Partner for Fleet Tracking Solution

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Partnership continues aggressive expansion of Zubie’s
partnership network in vehicle rental software

June 1, 2020, Bloomington, MNZubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, announced a new integration partnership with HQ Rentals, a leading provider of cost-effective software to vehicle rental companies. This partnership integrates Zubie telematics data within HQ Rental Software platform, giving rental fleet operators seamless access to connected car insights alongside real-time fleet and inventory management tools, improving the ability to improve business operations.

Since Zubie launched its Rental Connect product in early 2019, they have made building a network of auto rental software integration partners a top priority, aligning with rental car software leaders such as TSD, Bluebird, Karz in addition to announcing partnerships with vehicle recovery experts Collateral Consultants and dealer loaner software providers AutoMap.

“Adding HQ Rental Software to the industry’s most extensive integration partner network reflects our aggressive strategy on giving fleet managers telematics data alongside their inventory data,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker. “Now, more than ever, we need to help our rental fleet managers increase their ability to optimize operations and prepare for the economic recovery.”

HQ Rental Software customers will now have access to Zubie’s full suite of rental and loaner fleet management features, helping them protect their assets and optimize their business, including fleet monitoring, location, and recovery capabilities as well as features that improve check-in, lot management, and real-time fuel and odometer capture.

About Zubie
Since 2012, Zubie’s connected-car SaaS platform has helped business, rental, and loaner fleet managers protect their assets and optimize their business. Zubie makes fleet management simple – simple to install, simple to use, and simple to improve business operations. Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, Zubie has been awarded “Best Insurance Telematics Product” and “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services”. Visit zubie.co for more information.

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Zubie Partners with AutoMap for Dealer Loaner Fleet Tracking Solution

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The partnership expands Zubie’s reach to include dealer loaner programs, provides holistic on and off-lot tracking capability

February 12, 2020, Bloomington, MN

Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, announced a new integration partnership with AutoMap, the leading inventory tracking and audit solution for dealerships to launch its new product, AutoMap Pro™, which will add the capability of off-lot tracking for dealership loaner fleets.

Currently, the AutoMap system provides dealerships with the means to track their inventory using a Bluetooth-based solution, great for flooring audits, vehicle movement across departments, and now can alert the dealership to recall alerts with the most comprehensive system available. The addition of Zubie’s telematics capabilities extends the reach of dealers to track their loaner vehicles when they leave the lot, allowing them to locate and recover vehicles quickly and efficiently. For Zubie, this partnership expands their product base beyond fleet and rental operations, into dealership loaner fleet management.

“Locating and recovering loaner vehicles is as challenging for dealership operators as it is for rental and fleet managers,” said Gary Tucker, CEO of Zubie. “We are enthusiastic about our partnership with AutoMap, giving dealership general managers a proven telematics solution to help protect their assets and optimize their business with the same success we’ve provided to rental and business fleet operators.”

AutoMap’s device installs and removes in seconds and automates tracking and reporting, eliminating human error and simplifying the logistics process of on-lot vehicle tracking for sales teams, service managers, and auditors.

“The ability to take our strong existing on-lot solution and expand it beyond the boundaries of the dealership is an exciting proposition for dealership general managers,” said Mark Sargeant, CEO of AutoMap. “With this Zubie partnership, AutoMap customers can now track their loaner cars once they leave the dealership with the same efficiency and simplicity as when they’re at the dealership.”

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s connected-car SaaS platform has helped business, rental, and loaner fleet managers protect their assets and optimize their business. Zubie makes fleet management simple –simple to install, simple to use, and simple to improve business operations.Headquartered in Bloomington, MN, Zubie has been awarded “Best Insurance Telematics Product” and “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services”.

About AutoMap

AutoMap has been assisting dealerships manage and locate their inventory since 2010. In 2016 AutoMap debuted theirPremiere Vehicle Tracking System, powered by Bluetooth OBD, which brings the dealership total visibility to their business. This now includes not just location services, but the entire health of the vehicle including recall alerts, ensuring the dealership’s lot is “customer ready”. AutoMap has been awarded “Finalist –Driving Sales 2017” and “Winner –MBUSI (Mercedes-Benz U.S. International) Innovation Award 2018”.

Nationwide Launches Program to Drive Fleet Management and Safety in Human Services

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Insurance carrier partners with Azuga and Zubie to offer new telematics program in New York, New Jersey and Texas

COLUMBUS, Ohio –Human services organizations have unique customer and business needs. Keeping a close eye on fleet vehicles and driver performance is not only critical for ensuring client safety but can also boost business performance and reduce costly interruptions. Yet, the technology needed to track vehicles and driver safety in real time can often require significant investment and multiyear contracts, putting these tools out of reach for budget-strapped business owners.

Nationwide has established a telematics partnership program to reduce the cost barriers associated with exploring telematics and fleet management solutions. Now available in New York, New Jersey and Texas, the Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program offers comprehensive fleet management and GPS tracking for qualifying human services organizations at little to no cost.

“Employee and customer safety are top priorities for any business, but for those managing fleet vehicles, the cost of telematics equipment can often prohibit implementing solutions to monitor safe driving and vehicle efficiency,” said Pete Frey, director of Commercial Telematics and Connected Business at Nationwide. “By helping to ease the cost burden for telematics solutions, we feel business owners can more realistically embrace telematics and fleet management and learn from valuable insights that will ultimately help them boost performance and improve the safety of both drivers and customers.”

To kick off the new program, Nationwide has partnered with leading telematics solution providers, Azuga and Zubie, to offer customers advanced telematics systems with fleet management and GPS tracking capabilities.

With the partnership program, human service organizations can:

  • Track fleet vehicles in real time
  • Find the closest driver to respond to client needs
  • Monitor vehicle health and receive immediate notifications of engine or battery issues
  • Measure mileage and vehicle utilization
  • Monitor driver performance, including hard braking, speeding or rapid acceleration
  • Verify arrival and departure from client sites

“At a time when many carriers are limiting insurance coverage, limits and services for human services businesses, Nationwide is elevating its solutions by making it easy to prioritize driver and client safety with telematics,” said Cheryl Tamasitis, associate vice president of Human Services at Nationwide. “We want to give business owners and fleet managers peace of mind with a solution to ensure the safe and efficient use of their vehicles so they can continue to focus on serving those in need.”

Zubie, based in Minneapolis, MN, is a telematics provider committed to providing smart, easy and simple solutions for businesses with small and medium-sized fleets. Since 2012, the company’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets.

Based in Silicon Valley, CA, Azuga is a global provider of connected vehicle and fleet technologies. Azuga’s safety-driven telematics solution uniquely impacts fleet efficiency and driving behavior improvements. Through the company’s work with insurance companies, Azuga has proven the value of telematics by reducing frequency and severity of accidents by as much as 50%.

Nationwide’s Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program builds on its Vantage 360 suite of telematics products. Vantage 360 Fleet, launched in July 2019 and currently available in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana and South Carolina, is a mobile app telematics solution available for small market customers. Nationwide plans to expand the new Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program and Vantage 360 Fleet to additional states and industry segments in the near future.

For more information on the Vantage 360 Premium Partner Program or to learn about other Nationwide telematics solutions, talk to your local agent who offers Nationwide commercial business products.

About Nationwide

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the United States. Nationwide is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. An industry leader in driving customer-focused innovation, Nationwide provides a full range of insurance and financial services products including auto, business, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Zubie adds Bluebird as Integration Partner to Deliver Telematics Insights to Rental Car Fleets

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Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, announced a new integration partnership with Bluebird Auto Rental Software, a leading provider of cost-effective software to vehicle rental companies. This partnership integrates Zubie telematics data within Bluebird’s RentWorks software platform, giving rental fleet and loaner car operators seamless access to connected car insights and the ability to improve business operations.

Zubie Rental Connect was introduced in early 2019 and continues to build a strong partner network that includes TSD, Collateral Consultants, and Karz in addition to Bluebird.

“By integrating Zubie Rental Connect with existing information and service partners, we make telematics more accessible and far more valuable for our loaner and rental fleet customers,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker. “We’re excited to add Bluebird to the rental car industry’s most extensive telematics partner network.”

Bluebird customers will now have access to Zubie’s full suite of rental and loaner fleet management features, helping them protect their assets and optimize their business, including fleet monitoring, location, and recovery capabilities as well as features that improve check-in, lot management, and real-time fuel and odometer capture. Bluebird’s integration will enable their customers to access this information from within the RentWorks platform.

 

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers in a simple-to-use format to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zubie was the winner of the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive, and the 2016 Tech CARS award for “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” from Auto Connected Car. Visit zubie.co for more information.

Zubie partners with Collateral Consultants to Recover Stolen Rental Vehicles

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Partnership will enhance Zubie’s Location Link feature, helping Rental Fleet Managers recapture missing vehicles

October 1, 2019, Bloomington, MN – Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, today announced a partnership with Collateral Consultants, the nationwide expert in locating overdue and stolen rental vehicles, to provide asset recovery services to Zubie customers.

Collateral Consultants services will be seamlessly integrated into Zubie’s Location Link feature, which enables rental fleet managers to easily share an email link that connects to the real-time map view of a specific vehicle for a defined period of time.

“Vehicle theft is a major problem for rental fleet managers, so re-acquiring that asset is a cost saving measure that our customers will greatly benefit from,” said Gary Tucker, CEO of Zubie. “Our partnership with Collateral Consultants gives rental fleet managers the power to facilitate the location and recovery of that vehicle in a timely manner through Location Link and improve the profitability of their business.”

Staffed with retired law enforcement members, Collateral Consultants is the largest rental asset recovery network in the country, leveraging relationships with local, state, and federal agencies. The company bridges the gap between the reporting of a stolen rental vehicle, with an asset recovery rate of 85%.

“Too often, by the time a vehicle is reported stolen and entered into the national database, law enforcement doesn’t have the time or manpower to track down these cars,” said Kevin Carter, President of Collateral Consultants. “Our partnership with Zubie brings together the power of their real-time location technology with our highly successful loss prevention service.”

About Zubie
Since 2012, Zubie’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers in an easy-to-use format to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zubie was the winner of the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive, and the 2016 Tech CARS award for “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” from Auto Connected Car.

About Collateral Consultants
Based in the Dallas area with operations nationwide, Collateral Consultants is the new breed of asset recovery specialists. With more than 20-years of experience in the auto/finance business, and a national network of local, federal, and state law enforcement agencies, Collateral Consultants works to shorten recovery times using our extensive investigative work, new technology tools, and a high level of customer service. has a tremendous amount to offer. Visit our website at www.collateralconsultants.com for more information.

TSD Integrates with Zubie to Deliver Advanced Telematics Insights to Rental Car Fleets

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn.July 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/

TSD, the industry’s largest rental fleet management software provider, announced its partnership with Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, to give fleet operators a seamless connected car solution.

Through this alliance, TSD’s customers will gain access to Zubie’s full GPS/ geo-fence capabilities, and real-time fuel and odometer readings. These capabilities help TSD customers to save time by expediting routine tasks and improving fleet availability to benefit rental business’ bottom lines.

“Maximizing utilization of rental vehicles is a critical element of fleet management, and Zubie Rental Connect delivers the insights to improve business performance,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker. “TSD customers will now have additional immediate and practical insights to improve their fleet operations.”

With decades of experience in the rental industry, TSD’s understanding of industry best practices and challenges have enabled them to develop a solution with Zubie that links current integral rental processes with the future of connected technology.

“Our partnership with Zubie gives TSD customers a reliable, innovative telematics provider to improve profitability,” said Shawn Concannon, Executive Vice President for TSD. “Integrating features like accurate, real-time fuel and mileage readings reduce manual data collection to lower expenses and gain additional revenue.”

About Zubie
Since 2012, Zubie’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers in an easy-to-use format to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zubie was the winner of the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive, and the 2016 Tech CARS award for “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” from Auto Connected Car. Visit zubie.co for more information.

About TSD
TSD designs and develops cutting-edge fleet mobility solutions for independent and franchise rental companies, dealerships, auto manufacturers, and public auto groups worldwide. With over three decades of experience in the industry, TSD has created many of the best practices used in the automotive industry today. We’re proud to power thousands of dealerships and rental companies across the world. Visit tsdweb.com to learn more.

Zubie Launches Connected-Car Solution for Rental and Loaner Car Fleet Management

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Zubie Rental Connect will feature advanced telematics-driven real-time fuel and mileage reporting

 

MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2019 – Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and telematics data insights provider, today officially launched Zubie Rental Connect – a technology platform specifically designed for fleets of rental and loaner vehicles, allowing fleet operators a more holistic way to track and manage their fleets in a real-time environment. The announcement comes at the opening of the International Car Rental Show in Las Vegas.

In addition to must-have GPS tracking and geofencing capabilities, Zubie Rental Connect includes real-time fuel and odometer reporting. This automated reporting capability solves a key problem for rental and loaner car operators – inaccurate fuel and mileage reporting, which is often manually input. By reducing manual input and visual reporting, Zubie Rental Connect is able to improve data accuracy, increase revenue capture, optimize labor cost, and improve the customer experience, in both speed and accuracy of billing.

“Zubie Rental Connect empowers rental and loaner fleet operators to more efficiently manage operations by delivering accurate data around location, fuel, and odometer readings,” said Zubie CEO Gary Tucker. “For less than the cost of a tank of gas each month, Zubie Rental Connect is a connected-car solution with a measurable, observable impact on ROI.”

Zubie Rental Connect also addresses the challenge of optimizing “no-rev vehicles” though it’s idle inventory exception reporting, allowing managers to increase monetization. The Zubie Rental Connect technology platform is also available as a data feed into existing counter systems through their API feed directly into the rental counter systems.

“Zubie’s goal is to deliver usable insights in a simple, reliable technology platform,” said Tucker. “Zubie Rental Connect provides immediate and practical benefits to rental and loaner fleet operators with real-time insight. Improved accuracy on fuel readings alone could conservatively save the rental industry hundreds of millions of dollars in leakage every year.”

 

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers in an easy-to-use format to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zubie was the winner of the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive, and the 2016 Tech CARS award for “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” from Auto Connected Car. Visit zubie.co for more information.

Zubie partners with CarAdvise to Integrate Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Tracking Solutions

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Zubie partners with CarAdvise to Integrate Fleet Maintenance and Vehicle Tracking Solutions

Smart MaintenanceSM technology platform delivers easy-to-manage fleet maintenance capabilities and a nationwide service provider network to small and mid-sized fleets

MINNEAPOLIS, April 11, 2019 – Zubie, a leading connected-car company, today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with car care technology-start-up CarAdvise to launch Zubie Smart Maintenance, a program designed to give small and mid-sized fleets a simple way to manage their fleet maintenance and leverage a network of more than 20,000 service facilities, delivering an average savings of 26%. The Smart Maintenancelaunch coincides with the kick-off of the North American Fleet Association conference, being held in Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to being able to track the location and health of their vehicles using Zubie’s existing technology, Smart Maintenance provides fleet managers the added capability to track, manage, and pay for their vehicles’ maintenance, all within the Zubie application.

“Zubie’s partnership with CarAdvise solves one more problem in the value chain for fleet managers,” said Gary Tucker, CEO of Zubie. “With Smart Maintenance, fleet managers can now optimize their vehicle service as easily as they track their vehicles – all on one seamless technology platform.”

Smart Maintenance will equip fleet managers with an end-to-end digital solution to detect, identify, and alert them about vehicle problems, then schedule and pay for vehicle service and repair, all while storing comprehensive maintence history on work performed and work declined. Fleet owners gain access to comprehensive reporting metrics on cost of maintenance per vehicle or the entire fleet. And independent ASE certified technicians are available for advice on all maintenance transactions.

“Bringing the power of the CarAdvise service platform to small and mid-sized fleets gives these businesses access to a technology solution that simplifies maintenance and lowers costs that has previously only been available to much larger organizations,” said Greg Tepas, CarAdvise Founder and CEO. ”With Zubie focused on simplifying the telematics space and CarAdvise focused on simplifying the maintenance space by bringing trust, convenience, and savings by way of technology, this partnership delivers tremendous efficiency and value.”

About Zubie

Since 2012, Zubie’s end-to-end connected-car technology has delivered real-time information about vehicles and drivers in an easy-to-use format to help businesses manage and optimize their fleets. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Zubie was the winner of the “2015 Best Insurance Telematics Product” award from TU Automotive, and the 2016 Tech CARS award for “Best OBDII Device with Software and Services” from Auto Connected Car. Visit zubie.co for more information.

About Car Advise

CarAdvise is the largest online marketplace for car maintenance and repair. Through its innovative platform, CarAdvise has created the only place on the web to compare prices for maintenance services at more than 20,000 shops nationwide. Consumers and commercial fleets receive upfront discounted pricing when booking through CarAdvise, and use its proprietary technology to approve and pay for services suggested by the shop real-time. CarAdvise service descriptions and unbiased advice protects customers from unnecessary work resulting in greater trust, convenience, and savings. For more information visit caradvise.com or call 844-9-ADVISE.

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Contact:
Mike Cooperman
mike.cooperman@zubie.co
818.427.8294

Martin Lee
martin@caradvise.com
844.923.8473