ELK GROVE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ALLDATA, an AutoZone company, is marking its 11th year at the annual SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) exhibition with the launch of ALLDATA Diagnostics. This next-generation technology turns a tablet (Android, Windows 10, or iOS) into a powerful, professional scan tool – an industry first. It’s the only scan tool solution with ALLDATA Repair® or ALLDATA Collision® built in, which means that codes link directly to relevant OEM-direct articles, as well as ALLDATA’s new interactive color wiring diagrams.
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Instead of housing scan tool software in a bulky, hand-held unit, ALLDATA Diagnostics has a Vehicle Connection Interface (VCI) device that attaches to the vehicle’s OBDII port. It links wirelessly via Bluetooth to an Android, Windows 10, or iOS tablet, giving techs the flexibility to perform scan tool functions directly on the tablet from whatever location in or around the vehicle best suits their needs. This functionality is a first in the scan tool market, and only ALLDATA has it.
The VCI device is included in the ALLDATA Diagnostics subscription price, eliminating hefty up-front costs for shops. The system works with Android, Windows 10, or iOS tablets and requires a subscription to ALLDATA Repair or ALLDATA Collision. There’s no charge for software or data updates; they’re included in the subscription price. ALLDATA Diagnostics will be available for pre-sale at SEMA.
“We’re thrilled to bring this game-changing scan tool solution to our customers,” said Mitch Major, Vice President, Commercial Support, AutoZone and President, ALLDATA. “In addition to the convenience of fully-integrated access to ALLDATA Repair or Collision, shops can repurpose their own computer tablet and turn it into a scan tool.”
ALLDATA Diagnostics delivers all the functionality technicians expect in a professional-level scan tool, with coverage for domestic, Asian, and European vehicles. They can retrieve and clear manufacturer P, B, C, and U codes. The scan tool also reads and displays PIDs, providing live sensor data from all modules/vehicle systems and offers bi-directional component control.
In addition, ALLDATA Diagnostics offers full-system pre- and post-DTC scan reporting. Shops can create detailed estimates and repair cars back to OEM standards. Collision shops can perform pre- and post-scans with PDF exports to insure vehicles are repaired back to pre-accident OEM condition, a requirement mandated with increasing frequency by insurers and OEMs.
Come see what’s new at SEMA Booth 10631, North Hall
Throughout SEMA, ALLDATA representatives will be doing live demonstrations of the company’s flagship products, ALLDATA Repair and ALLDATA Collision, featuring the addition of 300,000 new non-OE interactive color wiring diagrams, the new ALLDATA Diagnostics and the ALLDATA Collision Advantage bundle.
ALLDATA® is the leading provider of unedited OEM (original equipment manufacturer) information for the automotive repair and collision industries. Founded in 1986, the Elk Grove, Calif.-based company has more than 115,000 subscribers in North America who rely on ALLDATA for OEM-accurate automotive service and collision repair information, shop management software, training, and customer relations tools.
ALLDATA’S flagship products, ALLDATA Repair® and ALLDATA Collision®, feature a factory-direct database of more than 38,000 engine-specific vehicles – 95% of all vehicles on the road today. ALLDATA Repair is the go-to source for comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry, and it includes expert repair technician support in ALLDATA® CommunitySM. ALLDATA Collision is the single source of OEM collision repair information, delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. The ALLDATA Mobile® app, combined with a tablet, makes vehicle information and ALLDATA Repair available right at the vehicle to speed repairs. ALLDATA Manage® Online is a comprehensive shop management system that offers anytime, anywhere access to create quotes and invoices, electronically order parts, manage bays and technicians, and track shop profitability. ALLDATA Tech-Assist® provides one-on-one assistance by phone from ASE Certified Master Technicians to help diagnose and solve tough repairs. ALLDATA® Training GarageSM is an online training resource with technical and business courses for shop staff and automotive students at all levels. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.
About AutoZone (NYSE:AZO)
As of August 26, 2017 AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,465 AutoZone stores in 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 524 stores in Mexico, 26 IMC branches and 14 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,029.
AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each AutoZone 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. IMC branches carry an extensive line of original equipment quality import replacement parts. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, and non-automotive products through www.autozone.com, and accessories, performance and replacement parts through www.autoanything.com, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com and www.imcparts.net. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
|ALLDATA Media Contact:
916.478.3105 or 208.255.9274 (mobile)
|AutoZone Contact Information:
Media: Ray Pohlman at 866.966.3017
Financial: Brian Campbell at 901.495.7005
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