Update frequency for each database is approximately proportional with how many people buy it. I am author of over 100 databases, I provide updates on regular basis (monthly to few months) for the ~20 best-selling ones, while the rest I am updating when a customer request update.
I use Easy Digital Downloads plugin for WordPress to sell my works. When you make payment, a download link is generated automatically that give you 1-year access to purchased files.
When I publish updates I click “resend receipt” to notify all customers who purchased that particular database that an update is available, to re-download if they need.
Anyone can convert XLS to SQL: open .XLS file, do the necessary changes in Excel > save as > choose CSV format > go in your website cPanel > phpMyAdmin > create a MySQL database > import CSV file.
Starting from 2015 I provide CSV and SQL by default for best-selling databases at no extra charges (pay once and receive 3 file formats). For others I can provide on request basis.
Because of large number of databases that I am selling, and because each customer have different requirements in integrating my database in his website, there is not possible to make ONE plugin and give it to every customer purchasing a database.
Several free plugins for WordPress do exist (example WooCommerce YMM search) but it can be used only for online stores made with WooCommerce and the only car database that works with it is the Year-Make-Model.
As an independent data provider, I do not guarantee interoperability with other products available online.
Most common conflicts are at BMW and Mercedes, some have model “BMW 3-Series saloon” with trim/variant “320i”, others have model “320i” with trim/variant “saloon, touring, coupe, cabrio”, others have model simply “3-Series” with trim/variant “320i saloon”, among those having 3-Series as model, some put M3 as separate model and others put M3 as trim/variant under 3-Series.
If you are a business working globally rather than in a specific country, or working in some other country than the countries covered by my standard car databases, you may be looking for a global car database.
But… this is not really possible. Car specifications vary depending by country of sale for models having same name, and for accuracy reasons, a car database should be specific to cars SOLD in one country, or with some compromise of quality, to one continent.
Several customers attempted to negotiate prices in wrong way, for example offering me only 5% of full database price motivating that need only 5 of 100 columns available. Sorry but prices are not directly proportional with quantity of data.
There is a minimum price of 25-50% that you must pay even if you need just 1 column.
If you buy a physical product from a real store, you can return it to store undamaged and get refund. But in case of digital car databases, returning is not possible. Since starting selling in 2012, as 2017 I done over 1000 sales and had only 3 or 4 cases of people asking for refunds. If any customer report problems I always choose to fix the problem rather than refunding, until every customer is satisfied.
In 2015 I started using web scraping software to quickly create databases extracting data from various websites. Scraping software do not extract only text (model names and specifications) but also Image URLs (link to image corresponding to each car model, usually in same resolution).
Been contacted by a lot of people asking for VIN database so I became interested in providing such data, BUT… VIN is unique per car and not per model so what I should do? Please give me some ideas and samples!
The CORRECT way to make a car valuation service is to use a database with new car prices, another database that adjust price based on car age and/or miles driven, another database that adjust price based on state / ZIP code. I can provide you database with car prices as new (MSRP / showroom price), but not the rest.
I DO NOT have registration / owners data, and the companies who does have (car dealerships and insurance companies) must follow personal data protection laws and DO NOT share data of their customers to third-parties.
A customer of Teoalida’s Car Database, previously a customer of CarListDB.com, forwarded me the following email received by him from glassguide.com.au:
Estimating over 10,000 car models and over 1,000 parts in a car, make over 10 million parts, would take several months using my computer only.
Teoalida’s Car Database is the MOST UPDATED database ever existed. Rarely is passing a week without adding +1 model or changing something in one of the databases. Here I summarize updates by month.
Several customers asked me if I provide invoices or payment receipts. What does mean invoice for YOU?
Surveys done in 2012-2014 to understand profile of my customers and what data are they interested in.
I analyzed how American cars evolved over past 30 years. The average engine size rose from 3.33 L in 1990 to 4.09 L in 2007 then dropped to 3.42 L in 2022 due to introduction of turbochargers that allowed downsizing engines, meantime horsepower rose from 142 HP in 1990 to 313 HP in 2022.
I copied all cars specifications into Excel and used AVERAGEIFS formulas to analyze how cars sold in Germany evolved over past 50 years (this analysis apply for whole Europe, 99% of cars sold in Europe are also sold in Germany). You can buy Excel database: German Car Database.
I copied all cars specifications from Parkers.co.uk into Excel format to analyze how cars sold in United Kingdom evolved over past 40 years. I calculated using AVERAGEIFS formulas. You can buy Excel database: UK Car Database.
I am writing this page because people asked me if I can provide registration plate database.
Vehicle registration lookup API and databases are maintained by governments, they CANNOT be made by, or purchased from random individuals and freelancers like me, because every day new cars are registered, scraped or change owners.
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