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Carbiz Inc.

May 13, 2009 09:30 ET

CarBiz Inc. Partners With Dealer Services Corporation to Make Available $100 Million in Capital for New Leasing Program

SARASOTA, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2009) - In partnership with Dealer Services Corporation (DSC), CarBiz Inc. (OTCBB:CBZFF) announced today the availability of $100 million in capital for car dealerships in a new leasing program.

Known as the CarBiz and DSC - Leasing Advantage Solution for Success (CLASS), the alliance combines DSC's access to capital with CarBiz's industry expertise in operating and training Buy Here-Pay Here dealerships. CarBiz will provide the collections and training for participating dealers while DSC will make available up to $500,000 in credit for 200 qualifying dealers to create a separate leasing company.

According to John Fuller, President of DSC, "In my opinion, (CarBiz's) training unit is the finest in the country. I tell people, if you want to develop a viable, enduring, profitable operation, talk to CarBiz." CarBiz CEO Carl Ritter emphasized that DSC's financial strength and CarBiz's management and training power will provide dealers with an exciting opportunity to expand their services and create a new source of cash flow.

Retail automobile consultant and industry expert Greg Goebel praised the advantages of the CLASS program, stating that it "will allow dealers to build their own (leasing) portfolio, which they own, but do so without having to put up the money out of their own liquidity."

Dealers will be able to implement the program on their existing premises, thus excluding the need to invest in a stand-alone operation. In addition, dealers will not have to employ extra personnel; CarBiz will handle all collections and provide training.

A limited number of applicants will be accepted. Interested parties are urged to contact Michael Downey, Vice President of Business Development at CarBiz, or apply online at The program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to the first 200 qualifying dealers in 2009.

About CarBiz Inc.

Leveraging two decades of industry experience, CarBiz operates 25 Buy-Here Pay-Here (BHPH) credit centers throughout the United States. The company also provides training, consulting, performance groups and management services for dealers seeking to improve their BHPH programs. For more information about CarBiz and its services, visit

About Dealer Services Corporation

Offering thoroughly tested and profitable products, DSC specializes in providing dealers with exceptional access to capital. DSC's attention to customer needs has helped dozens of dealers become profitable and successful. Details are provided at

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