ALLDATA Expands National Account Agreement with Fix Auto USA as the Preferred Provider for OEM Collision Repair Information Fix Auto USA Now Offers Members The Next Generation of ALLDATA Collision S3500 and Estimate Integration
Elk Grove, CA – March 28, 2011 – 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.”