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
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.