Manheim Auctions Inc. isn't just a vehicle wholesaler anymore. Through new programs and acquisitions, Manheim is becoming a full-service provider to the used-car industry. Its businesses now include:
Manheim EasyCare, a vehicle service contract program. It will be available nationwide by the end of 1999.
Dent Wizard International, a chain of company-owned and franchised paintless dent-removal facilities. Manheim bought a controlling interest in the St. Louis firm in October.
Tracker Plus, a dealership management system, was launched in June.
AutoConnect, a Web site providing free used-vehicle listings for dealers and shopping information for consumers, was launched in April.
Manheim Certified, a program in which consignors pay Manheim to inspect and certify vehicles, was launched in January.
Manheim Online, a Web site that allows consignors to auction their vehicles online, was launched in April 1997.