ALLDATA Launches Mobile Repair App for Android to Boost Shop Productivity, Connectivity to OBD2 Port Included

ALLDATA® MobileSM for Android TM Has the Potential to Change the Industry With Wireless Access to OEM Repair Information, Plus Vehicle Connectivity

ELK GROVE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, has launched the Android version of its ALLDATA Mobile app, previously available only for the iPad®.

"One of the challenges for technology companies, such as ALLDATA, is the prevalence of multiple environments in which we must operate," said ALLDATA President Jeff Lagges. "Both Android and iOS are extremely popular, and users of both can now take advantage of wireless access to factory repair information. A tech can take his or her tablet out into the parking lot, on test drives, into the bay and even under the car. This truly is an industry-changing product."

ALLDATA Mobile for Android joins the previously introduced app for use with iPad®. It offers portable access to ALLDATA's OEM diagnostic and repair information. The app is designed to increase productivity by eliminating the need for a technician to leave the vehicle in order to refer to a laptop or desktop computer.

When paired with a Bluetooth connection adapter, ALLDATA Mobile for Android offers vehicle connectivity through the OBD port. A technician can read VIN information and pull standard P Codes, which are linked to specific manufacturers' repair articles. P Codes can also be stored by VIN, as well as cleared. The system is easy to use, allowing fast searches for procedures, diagrams, diagnostic data and technical service bulletins.

"ALLDATA Mobile for Android or iOS is destined to become a must-have tool for repair shops," said Lagges. "Efficiency is everything when it comes to remaining competitive and our mobile app is all about efficiency."

For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Mobile, please visit www.alldata.com or call 800-697-2533.

About ALLDATA

ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 80,000 automotive repair and collision shop subscribers, is the leading provider of manufacturers' service and repair information, shop management software and customer relations tools for the automotive repair and collision industries. Professional automotive repair shops across North America depend on ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs and to purchase parts from more than 3,400 AutoZone Commercial program locations.

ALLDATA Collision®S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA Repair® S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® Manage TM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketTM, a web-based shop marketing tool to bring in new and repeat business and the AutoZone® Aftermarket Parts Catalog and AZ PartsConnect® program for aftermarket parts estimating and electronic ordering. ALLDATAdiy.com provides consumers with repair articles, factory technical service bulletins, and illustrations for a specific vehicle, along with a link to ALLDATA-approved repair shops. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.

About AutoZone:

As of November 23, 2013, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,843 AutoZone stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., 363 stores in Mexico and four stores in Brazil for a total store count of 5,210.

AutoZone is the leading retailer and a leading distributor of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States. Each 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 www.alldata.com. Additionally, we sell automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through www.autozone.com, accessories through www.autoanything.com and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Debbie Mitchell at 916-478-3416 Fax: 916-684-6933 press.relations@alldata.com AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 866-966-3017 ray.pohlman@autozone.com Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005 brian.campbell@autozone.comSource:ALLDATA, LLC