DealerRater for Developers

Overview

The DealerRater API has been developed to help dealers and authorized partners access a variety of content sourced on the DealerRater website, as well as allowing dealers and their agents to access and manage their reviews and dealer information. The API is accessed via a single website domain, https://partner.dealerrater.com. SSL is required for access to the API.

Security Tokens

All APIs require you to send a security token that is granted via our Dealer Panel. You can manage your token under Tools -> API Access or request help by calling or emailing our support team. All tokens are implicitly given READ permission granting access to all GET verbs on all public endpoints. A few endpoints now accept other verbs (mutation verbs) and these calls all require the WRITE permission on your token. To request WRITE permission, please contact our support staff for assistance.

Documentation

Prior to reading the documentation on any specific REST API, you should read thorugh the architectural overview.

API Description
Manufacturers Collection Use this API to retrieve the complete set of manufacturers our system supports.
Dealers Collection Use this API to retrieve dealer metadata on one or more dealers.
Dealer Reviews Collection This is a consumer-oriented API that can be used to retrieve or create reviews for a given dealer.
Dealer Employees Collection This is a consumer-oriented API that can be used to retrieve the list of employees at a given dealer.
Dealer Employee Reviews Collection This is a consumer-oriented API that can be used to retrieve a paginated list of reviews for a particular employee in a particular dealer.
Dealer Department Manufacturers Collection Use this API to retrieve a matrix mapping valid departments (SALES_NEW, LEASE_NEW, etc) to manufacturers for a given dealer.
CustomerConnect Dealer Employee Collection Use this API to retrieve internet and sales department employees for a given dealer.