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ALLDATA Introduces the Next Generation ALLDATA(R) Collision(SM)

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of vehicle manufacturers' service and repair information for professional repair shops, announces the release of ALLDATA Collision S3500, the high-performing next generation of the popular ALLDATA Collision repair product.

At the core of ALLDATA Collision S3500 is an innovative search feature, which makes acquiring information much faster than previous generations. The intelligence behind the robust database allows information to be located instantly. "Smart" filtering further speeds up finding relevant information by type or category.

"The OE repair information at the heart of ALLDATA Collision is all still there," said ALLDATA Senior Collision Program Manager, Dan Espersen. "But now, it's easier than ever to locate the procedures and diagrams that a shop needs to efficiently repair a vehicle, whether it's sectioning procedures, weld types, reset procedures or air bag information. It's all still there in a new easier-to-use package."

Electronic estimate integration is enabled with NuGen IT, Inc.'s Collision Data Exchange (CDX) software, to automatically link and retrieve the exact OE repair information relevant to the repairs listed on an estimate. It is compatible with all the major collision estimating programs.

Pinning is a feature unique to ALLDATA Collision S3500, which allows technicians to keep articles open for reference while they continue to gather the information necessary for a proper repair. "Several articles can be opened and pinned so that technicians and estimators have all the information on a particular procedure at their fingertips," says Espersen. "This can help a shop create accurate repair plans, reduce the need for supplements and streamline operations."

For more information on ALLDATA and ALLDATA Collision S3500, please visit or call 800-697-2533.

About AutoZone and ALLDATA

As of August 28, 2010, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,389 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 238 stores in Mexico. AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each store carries an extensive product line for cars, sport utility vehicles, vans and light trucks, including new and remanufactured automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products. Many stores also have a commercial sales program that provides commercial credit and prompt delivery of parts and other products to local, regional and national repair garages, dealers, service stations, and public sector accounts. On the web AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts through, and as part of our commercial sales program, through AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

ALLDATA is an AutoZone company. With more than 75,000 repair shops as subscribers, ALLDATA is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries.

CONTACT: ALLDATA Helene Ton 888-892-2332 Fax: 916-684-6933 AutoZone Media: Ray Pohlman 901-495-7962 Financial: Brian Campbell 901-495-7005