Auto Data Partners with CIMS to Blend POS Software and Tire Registration

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Auto Data Inc., a provider of auto care software, has partnered with CIMS Inc. to enable Auto Data tire dealers to electronically comply with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) tire registration rules.

Current federal law requires tire dealers to provide every customer with the means to register their tires, either by providing a tire registration form to the customer (via traditional post card) or by completing the tire registration process electronically on behalf of the purchaser. In December 2015, the president signed legislation that gives the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) the authority to order NHTSA to only allow electronic tire registration. The law is still pending however, as it didn't include a timeline for enforcement.

To prepare for the changing regulations, Auto Data now offers its tire dealers an interface to CIMS enabling them to collect and enter DOT numbers and appropriate tire registration information at the point-of-sale. That data is then transmitted from the Auto Data software system directly to CIMS.

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with Auto Data to provide their tire dealer clients the most efficient and cost effective method to register tires," Angela Trayer, manager of information technology for CIMS says. "By utilizing the interface between Auto Data’s software and CIMS' Tire Registration Clearinghouse, tire dealers can fully comply with NHTSA regulations by registering every tire at the point-of-sale for the absolute minimum cost. Registering tires at the point-of-sale allows tire dealers to register 100% of tires sold, which is a 'win-win' situation for tire dealers and tire purchasers."

Craig Harris, president of Auto Data says, “Auto Data is excited to team up with CIMS to offer our customers a simple and effective tool to automatically register their DOT tire registration data. This hassle free approach is just what many of our customers have been looking for as they begin to offer more tire related services."

This article originally appeared on Modern Tire Dealer.

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