Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:53

ALLDATA and CARSTAR enter strategic agreement throughout North America

ALLDATA and CARSTAR Franchise Systems, Inc. have entered into a strategic agreement in which each of CARSTAR’s more-than-400 shop locations throughout 31 U.S. states and 10 Canadian provinces will use ALLDATA Collision S3500 as their preferred provider of OEM collision repair information.

ALLDATA Collision S3500 is a repair information system designed specifically for the collision repair industry. The system provides users with OEM procedures such as sectioning and structural repairs, handling of new materials, and panel removal and replacement through a database of more than 32,000 vehicles. The system also provides diagnostic testing data and procedures for resetting and reprogramming electronic systems, vehicle-specific mechanical repair procedures, and technical service bulletins, according to ALLDATA.

"We are excited about the expansion with CARSTAR," said Wayne Mitchell, director of sales and operations for ALLDATA. "This agreement furthers our relationship while providing CARSTAR franchisees the most up-to-date and complete OEM repair information to streamline repair processes.”

“ALLDATA Collision is a natural fit for our franchisees and we are very happy to be entering into this alliance with all of our North American locations," said David Byers, CEO of CARSTAR. "The depth of the product supports our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction while making our shops efficient. ALLDATA Collision is a partner our shops can trust."

ALLDATA currently serves more than 80,000 automotive repair facilities with OEM repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools. For more information, visit alldata.com.