App of the Week – CarMD

Published On April 17, 2019 | By Tom Huskerson | App of the Week

Buying a used car is sometimes a necessary but alway stressful task. The number one question every car buyer asks themselves is; Is this a good car? Thats why CarMD is the App of the Week.

You can get a lot of information about a car by using services such as CarFax. It’s good to have that information in hand when looking for your next ride. But sometimes you need more data. Like, what will this car be like a year down the road? That s why CarMD is such a valuable tool.

CarMD is a web based service and app that goes a step further in the investigatory process. CarMD’s Heath Index and History resource looks at a car’s past, present, and get this, its future by using a tool called predictive vehicle insight.

CarMD’s CEO Leon C. Chen said, “There are some great tools available to help used car and truck shoppers check vehicle history and see fair market value, but this is the first app to offer vehicle history along with CarMD’s proprietary maintenance and predictive diagnostic information. For years CarMD has been the go-to source to empower drivers to solve check engine problems. With these new mobile tools, we are bringing our expertise to used car shoppers to help them make smart buying decisions and avoid purchasing a potential lemon.”

Users can enter the car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the CarMD app or Health Index and History website. The app then displays the car’s background related to accidents, thefts, fires, floods, odometer resets, sales, and market value. Buyers will also see such details as the vehicle’s average fuel economy and upcoming necessary maintenance items. The report will also reveal a list of high-risk components likely to fail within the next year and the estimated repair cost of those parts. A bundle of five reports costs $25.

CarMD is available for Apple and Android.

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About The Author

Tom Huskerson Bio Born in Richmond Virginia Tom Huskerson is a military veteran who settled in California after his discharge. Tom attended Santa Barbara City College where he began his writing career as a campus reporter. He worked as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press writing feature stories before moving on to San Francisco. At San Francisco State University Tom studied broadcast communications and began to focus on the Internet. He completed his graduate thesis on Internet advertising. Tom was the first student to ever focus on the Internet as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. After graduation he went to work for Zona Research in California’s Silicone Valley. As a research associate Tom supported senior analyst writing on the latest developments in the Internet industry. During the dot com boom Tom worked for several web businesses as a market researcher and analyst. As a writer and researcher Tom has authored various technical works including a training program for Charles Schwab security. Other projects included professional presentations on workplace violence and hiring security contractors. Tom has also written both fiction and non-fiction works and blogging for a travel website. He has published two books of short stories and completed two novels. Tom is the owner of Scribe of Life Literature and Tom is not the chief editor for the OnTechStreet. com. A news and information blog that focuses on tech news for African-Americans. The blog is the result of his desire to inform the African American community of the dangers and benefits of the cyber age. In his blog Tom reports on information security, new and analysis, scams and hoaxes, legal happenings and various topics that arise from the age of information. Tom believes that technology is a necessary tool for black people and they should know what is happening. Tom writes believing that techno speak is for the professional and that valuable information can be communicated using plain language. As a result he has embraced the motto, Less Tech, More Knowledge.

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