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ALLDATA Expands National Account Agreement With Fix Auto USA as the Preferred Provider for OEM Collision Repair Information

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

ELK GROVE, Calif. and ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, announced an expansion to the national account agreement with Fix Auto USA, making ALLDATA CollisionSM S3500 the preferred provider of OEM repair information to Fix Auto USA members. As part of this agreement, Fix Auto USA members will also have the ability to incorporate ALLDATA Collision S3500's Estimate Integration, which will give member shops the ability to access OEM repair information while building the estimate.

ALLDATA Collision S3500, the industry's most comprehensive online database of both OEM mechanical and collision repair information, was developed to meet market demand in the collision industry. It satisfies the industry's long-time need for accurate and affordable vehicle-specific collision repair information. Just as ALLDATA® RepairSM S3000 meets the needs of mechanical repair shops, ALLDATA Collision S3500 has become an industry standard for collision professionals.

In addition to delivering vehicle-specific collision repair information, ALLDATA Collision S3500 has been enhanced to integrate OEM repair information directly into collision estimates. Estimate Integration works with the three major estimating systems to offer shops detailed OEM repair information specific to the vehicle and procedure, generating accurate repair plans the first time. With Estimate Integration, Fix Auto USA members can properly plan a repair to include any sublet time, ensure they have the proper tools and equipment as they write the estimate, and improve overall productivity in the front and the back of the shop.

"ALLDATA Collision S3500 allows collision repair facilities to repair vehicles to original equipment manufacturer standards," said Wayne Mitchell, ALLDATA Director of Sales and Operations. "By offering ALLDATA Collision S3500 to its members, Fix Auto USA can help its members cut cycle times, reduce supplements and provide proper documentation to consumers and insurers. We are thrilled that Fix Auto is using ALLDATA Collision S3500 to help their members increase their overall profitability."

Fix Auto USA Director of Membership, John Bosin added, "ALLDATA is a clear choice for our members' electronic repair information needs. I am not surprised that ALLDATA has reached the 80,000 subscriber milestone, and I am sure they will be adding more. Fix Auto USA is looking forward to expanding our relationship with ALLDATA."

About Fix Auto:

Fix Auto is an international network of performance-based collision repair facilities. Based in Anaheim Hills, CA, Fix Auto USA includes over 171 network locations throughout the United States, including 34 franchised locations, making it one of North America's largest networks of independent collision repair centers. Customer satisfaction-driven, Fix Auto strives to deliver a consistent, timely and quality repair each and every time. For more information about Fix Auto, go to


ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 2,200 AutoZone Commercial program locations.

ALLDATA® CollisionSM S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA® RepairSM S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageSM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketSM, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit for more information.

About AutoZone:

As of February 12, 2011, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,425 AutoZone stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S. and 249 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, and service stations. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software. On the web, AutoZone sells diagnostic and repair information, and 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Annette Mullin at 888-892-2332 Fax: 916-684-6933 AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017 Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005