America Online has rebuilt its auto channel, which features content from Autofusion, Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com. The service includes a "local resources" center with links to local dealers, a car comparison guide, message boards, chat rooms and resources for anyone trying to sell a car.
Through a deal with Autofusion, which provides car-related e-commerce services, a "Build-A-Car" section lets people research and compare specific cars. The service also offers information from buying guide Consumer Reports, such as articles and recommendations. The auto channel is available on the AOL flagship service as well as on Netscape, CompuServe and AOL.com. Dulles, Va.-based AOL is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner.