ALLDATA Launches Mobile Repair App for Android to Boost Shop Productivity, Connectivity to OBD2 Port Included Press Release
Android TM has the potential to change the industry with wireless
access to OEM repair information, plus vehicle connectivity.
Elk Grove, California – January 27, 2014 – ALLDATA LLC, the
leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair information
and solutions for the professional automotive service and
collision repair industries, has launched the Android version of
its ALLDATA Mobile app, previously available only for the
“One of the challenges for technology companies, such as ALLDATA,
is the prevalence of multiple environments in which we must
operate,” said ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. “Both Android and
iOS are extremely popular, and users of both can now take
advantage of wireless access to factory repair information. A
tech can take his or her tablet out into the parking lot, on test
drives, into the bay and even under the car. This truly is an
ALLDATA Mobile for Android joins the previously introduced app
for use with iPad®. It
offers portable access to ALLDATA’s OEM diagnostic and repair
information. The app is designed to increase productivity by
eliminating the need for a technician to leave the vehicle in
order to refer to a laptop or desktop computer.
When paired with a Bluetooth connection adapter, ALLDATA Mobile
for Android offers vehicle connectivity through the OBD port. A
technician can read VIN information and pull standard P Codes,
which are linked to specific manufacturers’ repair articles. P
Codes can also be stored by VIN, as well as cleared. The system
is easy to use, allowing fast searches for procedures, diagrams,
diagnostic data and technical service bulletins.
“ALLDATA Mobile for Android or iOS is destined to become a
must-have tool for repair shops, said Lagges. “Efficiency is
everything when it comes to remaining competitive and our mobile
app is all about efficiency.”
For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Mobile, please
visit www.alldata.com or call 800-697-2533.
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
3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA Collision® S3500
is the single source of OEM collision repair information
delivering unedited and regularly updated information for
structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information.
ALLDATA Repair® S3000
is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair
information for the automotive industry. Also available are:
ALLDATA Manage®, a
strategic shop management system; ALLDATA Market®, 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.
consumers with repair articles, factory technical service
bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a
link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
As of November 23, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck
parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,843 AutoZone stores in
49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S.,
363 stores in Mexico and four stores in Brazil for a total store
count of 5,210.
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. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA
brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard
parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products
and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, accessories
through www.autoanything.com and our
commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com.
AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or