ALLDATA Collision Provides OEM Sectioning Information A vital component in delivering safe, reliable repairs!
Elk Grove, CA – September 9, 2008 – ALLDATA® CollisionSM provides collision repair shops with vehicle manufacturers’ sectioning information to help produce highly-effective repairs without compromising the structural integrity of the vehicle.
Recent advancements in high-strength construction material and multifaceted structural designs are a result of the auto manufacturers’ quest to build lighter, safer and more crash-resistant vehicles. Those exact same materials can cause difficulties with the sectioning process unless factory-correct procedures and specifications are available.
“With ever-changing technology, collision professionals need to keep abreast of up-to-date, factory recommended sectioning procedures. Many manufacturers are moving toward a complete component replacement process,” states ALLDATA Senior Program Manager for Collision, Dan Espersen. “Without prior knowledge of these procedures, collision technicians could waste valuable time, as well as compromise the structural integrity of a vehicle.”
The manufacturers’ sectioning procedures and standards contained in ALLDATA Collision may assist collision repair shops in mitigating their liability risks and reduce procedural negotiations with insurers. This valuable information can also maximize the shop’s efficiency and profits by allowing the staff to create a comprehensive and accurate repair plan prior to production. Ultimately, OEM information can help shops provide their customers with safe, accurate and high-quality repairs.
ALLDATA Collision includes OEM collision repair information for 2000 and newer model-year vehicles. The product also includes full mechanical diagnosis and repair information for an extensive list of American, Asian and European makes and models.