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CDL to provide vehicle data services to the RAC

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CDL has signed a three-year deal to provide full vehicle provenance and valuation data to the RAC for motor trade, vehicle breakdown, and insurance customers.

The partnership will also provide vehicle provenance information for consumers through the RAC Passport product and vehicle look-up data to support RAC's breakdown service, call centre operations and RAC Cars.

The data will be supplied by CDL's Vehicle Information Services (VIS) entity, which is a licensed provider of major vehicle data sources such as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Police National Computer (PNC), the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), Insurance Database Services Limited (IDSL), and major finance houses.

Robert Diamond, managing director of RAC Data Services, said: “Reliable vehicle information is vital to overcoming the challenges of buying, selling, and valuing a car.

“We were impressed by the extent of data fields CDL is able to provide, and by the quality of their data and services. Our partnership allows the RAC to offer consumers the most comprehensive checks in the UK and gives trade customers and motorists confidence to buy and sell a car with peace of mind."

Head of CDL VIS, Roger Powell, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with the RAC to provide our vehicle information services. CDL VIS offers the most accurate, intuitive vehicle data services on the market, reducing the likelihood of fraud or human error in providing information and allowing consumers and private dealers to make advised choices when buying or selling a vehicle."

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