Our flexible API provides a lot of usefull data, so you may be wondering where to start. Below are some examples of what we or our customers have done with our API. If you are just getting started with our API, the Quick Start Guide is available here.
Here we use our valuation endpoint to quickly look at the historical pricing mileage relationship and examine how that relationship has drastically changed since mid 2020. With the rapid rise in used vehicle pricing in 2021 we're even able to show conditions where the average buyer could have bought a car, driven it for 45k miles, and then ended up with a higher priced vehicle.
Here we examine how long three different Toyota dealers in Southern California take to sell their vehicles. We see how pricing and location can affect how long a vehicle sits on a dealer's lot and eats into their floorplan. Different pricing strategies quickly become appearant when we look deeper at Prius Prime sales rates at the three dealers. This type of analysis is easy to expand to large geographic areas and specific dealers of interest.
Here we take a look at the availability of new hybrid and electric vehicles between 2018-2020. Recent announcements from major economies like the UK, Japan, and California significantly moved up their targets for phasing out new gasoline powered vehicles. We'll see how Ford, Toyota, and Chevrolet have chosen to handle the transition to more renewable and sustainable vehicles.
Here we show how easy it is to search all dealership inventories in a region to look for cars that could be great buys. In the end, we're able to find 100 used Camrys in Southern California corresponding to the best 3% of deals with an average savings of $2,871.16.
In this example we explain what a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is and show how to use our decodeVin endpoint to decode a VIN and retrieve recall information about a vehicle with just one API call.
In this example we show how an insurance company or police department might use our API to help them recover stolen vehicles in a cost effective way. This example takes advantage of our vehicle history endpoint to search over 420M vehicles for ones that have re-entered the market after a specific date.
In this example we show how to use our API data to power Search Result Page (SRP) widgets that reassure the customer a vehicle is a good deal, or to create a sense of urgency in the buying process.
Below are two widgets created for this use case.