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Stacey Phillips is an award-winning writer for the automotive industry based in Southern California. She has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and writer and has assisted a wide range of businesses and fields. In addition, Stacey has co-authored two books.


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Tuesday, 09 November 2021 15:09

ALLDATA Introduces ADAS Quick Reference, Integrated AutoZone Parts Ordering, Instructor Toolkit

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Screen grab of the new ALLDATA Quick Reference for ALLDATA Collision and ALLDATA Repair. Screen grab of the new ALLDATA Quick Reference for ALLDATA Collision and ALLDATA Repair.


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Since ALLDATA was established in 1986, the California-based company has prided itself on making it easier for technicians to access OEM information and procedures for safe and accurate repairs.

Today, more than 400,000 technicians use ALLDATA for diagnostic tools, updated OEM information and shop management solutions.


“We constantly upgrade our flagship products to give customers the online tools they need to run their shops more efficiently and with greater accuracy,” said Satwinder Mangat, president of ALLDATA.


The company’s most recent updates include ADAS Quick Reference for ALLDATA Collision and ALLDATA Repair; integrated parts ordering from AutoZone in ALLDATA Shop Manager; and the Instructor Toolkit, a resource for the career and technical education segment.


Autobody News reached out to Mangat to learn more about these recent additions and how they will benefit the collision repair industry.


Can you share information about the new ADAS Quick Reference tool for ALLDATA Collision and ALLDATA Repair?


Now that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are standard on practically all new vehicles, shops need quick access to ADAS information to see the extent of OEM-required calibration and whether they can perform the procedures in-house or will need to sublet.


Everything on the car affects ADAS systems. Repairs that were once considered routine will trigger multiple ADAS system requirements due to advanced safety and convenience features.


Camera-based system technology will require calibration due to tire replacement, suspension work, engine modifications, steering system repairs, outside rear-view mirror replacement or even a simple wheel alignment.


Calibrations may include static procedures in the shop or dynamic procedures on the road that can take an hour or more to perform.


That’s why we added ADAS Quick Reference to ALLDATA. Now, just one click takes the estimator or technician to the latest ADAS information for that specific vehicle year/make/model/engine. Knowing what calibrations may be required is...

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