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Industry Automotive
Founded 2000
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland

CARCHEX is a Baltimore, Maryland-based company that provides extended auto warranties and Mobile Vehicle Inspections.


CARCHEX was founded in 1999 as a provider of pre-purchase vehicle inspections. In 2003, the company was purchased by Jason Goldsmith, a Baltimore-based entrepreneur and founder of Shortly afterward, CARCHEX expanded its vehicle inspection service to all 50 states by partnering with a nationwide network of ASE-certified mechanics.[1]

In 2004, CARCHEX added a second consumer assurance product to its business by offering vehicle service contracts (VSCs), also known as extended warranties. The company expanded the service in 2007 as a warranty remarketing program conducted on behalf of dealership groups such as MileOne.[2] The company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.[3]


CARCHEX was named one of the "Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces" for 2012.[4]

CARCHEX was named one of the "Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces" for 2011.[5]

CARCHEX CEO Jason Goldsmith received the 2008 Maryland Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.[6]


  1. ^ Terry, Robert J. (30 August 2004). "Armed with VC, Baltimore startup fighting auto fraud". Baltimore Business Journal. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Clark Geist, Laura (10 December 2007). "Program gives dealers 2nd shot at service contract sales". Trade Publication. Automotive News. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "BBB Business Review (Beta)". Review. Better Business Bureau. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
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  6. ^ "CARCHEX CEO Jason Goldsmith a Winner in Maryland Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2008 Awards Competition". Press Release. 28 June 2008. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 

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