The Automotive Social Network That Car Lovers Shouldn't Miss

What I really like about this new social gizmo is that it allows members to receive a free AutoCheck report so they can fully understand and share their current vehicle's history. If I am considering a used car, then I can run a background check and see if my "new" car has a clean record.

Experian Automotive has a new social media website called CheckMyRide.com. Members of the site can build their own personal vehicle history timeline, track the whereabouts of vehicles they have owned in the past, and easily share their favorite memories about the cars and trucks they love on Facebook and Twitter.

What I really like about this new social gizmo is that it allows members to receive a free AutoCheck report so they can fully understand and share their current vehicle’s history. If I am considering a used car, then I can run a background check and see if my “new” car has a clean record.

The idea is that, according to Scott Waldron of Experian Automotive, “Everyone has a car story to share. Maybe it’s about the first car you ever bought, the car you drove in college or the new convertible in your garage.”

Now, car lovers can share their stories with other car lovers. CheckMyRide.com is free and allows members to create a profile for each vehicle they’ve owned as well as add pictures and comments to build their timeline.

Using the power of AutoCheck, members also can enter their vehicle identification number into the “Where in the World Is My Old Car?” That sounds like fun, but I am afraid I’d find my old car in a junk heap.

I don’t think I’d use this website, but I have several male friends who will because they are car lovers. There is something special about sharing information about your car and your friend’s car.