Company’s scan tool helps limit shops’ liability and increase revenue with ALLDATA’s industry-leading OEM repair info built-in

ELK GROVE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, an AutoZone company, will showcase the newest features in ALLDATA Diagnostics™ at Booth #10631 in the North Hall, SEMA 2018.

ALLDATA Diagnostics turns a tablet into a professional-level scan tool with direct ALLDATA access (requires a subscription to ALLDATA Repair® or ALLDATA Collision®). It includes unlimited pre- and post-scans with no per-scan charge, plus free software and data updates. There’s not even an upfront charge for the equipment – it’s all included in one low-cost subscription.

Having ALLDATA Repair or Collision built into the ALLDATA Diagnostics scan tool system means that technicians have direct access to the industry’s leading source for unedited original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair information (without punching out to a separate browser or app). The ALLDATA database of factory-direct diagnostic and repair procedures includes more than 38,000 vehicles – 95 percent of all vehicles on the road today.

ALLDATA Diagnostics helps shops limit liability by providing access to OEM-direct information, integrated with Diagnostics’ full-system, pre-and post-scan reports for proper documentation. Most insurers require participating Direct Repair Program (DRP) shops to use OEM-direct information such as that provided by ALLDATA to ensure safe, accurate, and reliable repairs.

“We listened to our customers about what they need to quickly and properly diagnose automotive problems, and we delivered that solution and more,” said ALLDATA President Satwinder Mangat. “Our Diagnostics solution is an innovative addition to the ALLDATA technology platform. It’s the only scanning device on the market that truly integrates OEM repair content with scanning right at the vehicle – using one fast, easy-to-use application. It’s not only cost-effective, it’s actually driving new revenue with reimbursements from insurers for OE-required pre- and post-repair scans.”

Low Cost of Entry
ALLDATA offers an affordable, professional-level scan tool for a low monthly subscription with these cost-savings:

  • No upfront charge for equipment
  • No charge for data or software updates
  • No charge per scan; shops get unlimited pre- and post-scans
  • Create new revenue stream with reimbursements for pre- and post-scans

Professional Scan Tool Capabilities
ALLDATA Diagnostics offers shops the following technical features:

  • Seamless connection to ALLDATA Collision or Repair info; codes link directly to relevant OE articles and non-OE interactive color diagrams
  • NEW Quick Scan feature runs a full-system vehicle scan report
  • Easy Retrieval and clearing of P, B, C, and U codes
  • Read and graphically display parameter IDs (PIDs) – live sensor data from all vehicle systems
  • Bi-directional component control to test specific components
  • Access system tests, relearns, resets, initializations, and calibrations as supported by the OEM
  • Drive Test mode to access diagnostic features without being connected to the Internet
  • View Tech-verified repairs without leaving the ALLDATA Diagnostics app

Award Winning
To date in 2018, ALLDATA Diagnostics has been recognized with the following awards:

  • 2018 PTEN Innovation Award, Scan Tools category
  • 2018 Innovation Zone Winner, NACE Automechanika Atlanta, Repair & Maintenance category (as voted by attendees)             

ALLDATA Booth #10631 - North Hall
New this year, show attendees can schedule a VIP demo in advance or at the show by texting VIPDEMO to 313131.

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Note: Editorial attendees wishing to meet with a senior ALLDATA representative at SEMA or to schedule an advance phone interview, please email or call directly at 888.892.2332.

ALLDATA®, an AutoZone company, 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 is trusted by more than 115,000 subscribers worldwide 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 mechanical 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. ALLDATA DiagnosticsTM turns a tablet into an affordable, professional scan tool with the power of ALLDATA built in and unlimited scans – no per-scan charge. ALLDATA Collision Advantage bundles ALLDATA Collision with Estimate Integration to deliver OE-accurate estimates, including Vital repairs and OEM-required inspections and repairs. 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 for more information.

About AutoZone (NYSE:AZO)
As of August 25, 2018, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals, and accessories through 5,618 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico in the United States, 564 stores in Mexico, and 20 stores in Brazil for a total count of 6,202.

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. AutoZone also sells the ALLDATA brand diagnostic and repair software through Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories and non-automotive products through and our commercial customers can make purchases through AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

ALLDATA Media Contact:

Sheryl Bussard                                   

AutoZone Contact Information:

Media:  Ray Pohlman at 866.966.3017

Financial: Brian Campbell at 901.495.7005

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