ALLDATA Signs National Account Agreement with Merlin’s Franchising, Inc.
Elk Grove , CA – June 5, 2008 – ALLDATA LLC, has entered into a national account agreement with Merlin’s Franchising, Inc. Under this agreement, ALLDATA will offer its ALLDATA® RepairSM software to nearly 60 Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops in Georgia, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.
“ALLDATA Repair provides factory-correct automotive service professionals with repair and maintenance information from the vehicle’s Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM),” explained ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. “ALLDATA Repair will play an important role in Merlin’s strategy to bring customers to their shops four or more times a year for OEM quality maintenance. We just added our 70,000th customer, which makes us the undisputed market leader in helping shops provide accurate, high-quality service.”
Merlin’s President Frank Smola commented, “This new alliance with ALLDATA is key to our 200,000 Mile strategy and further sales success.”
Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops offer a neighborhood approach to automotive service and are committed to keeping their customers’ cars running safely and economically for 200,000 miles or more. Merlin’s “DRIVE FOR 200,000,” the industry’s most comprehensive and affordable maintenance program, supports vehicle owners thousands of miles beyond the usual manufacturers’ maintenance requirements.