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Nationwide Automotive Protection Receives Certification from the Vehicle Protection Association (VPA)

Certified companies are evaluated on several standards of conduct and compliance with federal and state laws to ensure they are protecting consumers and honestly representing services provided.

Selbyville, DE, August 23, 2010 – The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA), an association formed to promote regulatory transparency, education and accountability for marketing and servicing automotive service contracts, announced today that Nationwide Automotive Protection has successfully completed the VPA's Certification-Audit Program.

Nationwide Automotive Protection has gone through a thorough evaluation, including an on-site audit, to ensure they are in compliance with federal and state laws and that they are upholding the Standards of Conduct established by the Vehicle Protection Association.

"We are honored to be one of the first companies to be certified by the VPA," said Ken Brotherton, General Manager of Nationwide Automotive Protection. "VPA certification is consistent with our deep commitment to service and value. Moreover, it is a strong signal to our customers that we are a good company to work with."

"The companies that are certified through our program are committed to protecting consumers and providing the most fair and honest service possible," said Larry Hecker, executive director of VPA. "By obtaining certification, Nationwide Automotive Protection demonstrates that it is a responsible company and sets an example that we hope all companies in the industry will follow."

As part of the Certification-Audit Program, companies must submit to a third-party for review. In addition to an on-site audit, companies also complete a self evaluation. If they pass through all of the rigorous evaluations, they can display the Vehicle Protection Association Certification logo on their marketing materials as a sign to consumers that they are a good company to work with.

About Nationwide Automotive Protection

Nationwide Automotive Protection entered the vehicle service contract industry in 1989 to help address the rising costs of automotive repairs for the consumer. The company offers customer-friendly service and expanded coverage protection plans to meet customer demands across the country. With a Nationwide Automotive Protection coverage plan, consumers can have eligible repair costs covered at any ASE certified mechanic, dealership or repair facility, nationwide. For additional information, visit www.carefreedriving.com.

About the Vehicle Protection Association

The Vehicle Protection Association (VPA) is a not-for-profit trade association representing firms that are active in the automotive service contract industry. Members include service contract finance companies, marketers, administrators, insurers, and software providers. VPA currently has more than 50 members. The organization is committed to ensuring regulatory compliance among members, educating consumers on their rights, protecting consumers, and otherwise ensuring the integrity of the automotive service contract industry. For more information, visit www.vpainfo.org.

For more information:
Chris Carenza, Executive Director
Vehicle Protection Association (VPA)
Phone: (314) 667-5654
info@vpainfo.org

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