HUNT VALLEY, MD — (Mar 3, 2008) — CARCHEX, the trusted resource for professional automotive services for consumers and dealers, announces today that it has been named the official extended warranty provider for Smart Cars of America, the leading independent Internet portal for Smart car owner support, user forums and up-to-date information. Through the agreement, Smart car owners can access warranty options at a specialized CARCHEX-owned website,, directly at

Mrs. S.L. Johnston, President of Smart Cars of America, said the partnership with CARCHEX provides Smart car owners with a trusted resource for extended warranty coverage to supplement the manufacturer’s limited factory warranty.

“All 2008 Smart cars come with a 2-year/24,000-mile warranty, which is modest at best,” said Johnston. “As a result, we have received countless inquiries from Smart car owners and potential buyers seeking extended coverage options. Our agreement with CARCHEX provides every Smart car owner with a reputable, service-oriented resource for substantial warranty coverage solutions at very reasonable prices.”

At, Smart car owners can select from several extended service contract options based on their specific needs. The agreement with CARCHEX also calls for Smart Cars of America to offer extended warranty plans for Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV), Low Speed Vehicles (LSV), and other electric vehicles in the near future.

“We’re thrilled Smart Cars of America has selected CARCHEX and as its official provider of comprehensive, cost-effective extended warranty coverage,” said Jason Goldsmith, CEO of CARCHEX. “As consumers increasingly select alternative cars for their transportation, they will also require top-notch resources for key information, online communities of like-minded citizens, and assurance solutions that help protect their investment. The partnership with Smart Cars of America and CARCHEX will provide solutions to meet all of those needs.”

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About Smart Cars of America, LLC
Launched in 2001, is North America’s most trusted “independent” Smart Car Internet Company and the leading and largest information and news portal dedicated to seeing smart vehicles in consumers’ hands. The website’s primary function has been to provide information and support for Smart Car enthusiasts. Smart Car of America enjoys a deep-rooted Internet identity and has grown to be the largest and fastest-growing smart site in the world among the premier smart car community. Visit for more details.