ALLDATA(R) Boosts Shop Efficiency With VIN Decoder Enhancement

ELK GROVE, Calif., March 26, 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 enhanced its core products, ALLDATA Repair S3000 and ALLDATA Collision S3500 with a VIN Decoder.

"In repair shops today, efficiency is king," said ALLDATA President, Jeff Lagges. "Anything we can do to help technicians save time and move vehicles through faster will help shops increase revenue. So many of us at ALLDATA have worked in the bays turning wrenches, so we understand what can make a positive difference to a shop on a daily basis."

Entering the VIN into the system will automatically pull up the year, make, model and engine for the specific vehicle being worked on. This can help save time and frustration and help ensure the technician is working on the correct vehicle-engine combination.

Further enhancements to ALLDATA Repair S3000 and ALLDATA Collision S3500 include easier scroll bar navigation and greater control when displaying saved articles. These enhancements are in response to direct feedback ALLDATA received from its customers.

"While we never stop researching and developing new products, we are always very aware of the product that put us on the map," said Lagges. "ALLDATA Repair is the leading source of OEM information and we'll continue our tradition of innovation to meet evolving customer needs."

For more information about ALLDATA and ALLDATA Repair S3000 or ALLDATA Collision S3500, 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®, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® Market®, 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 February 15, 2014, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,871 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 367 stores in Mexico and four stores in Brazil for a total store count of 5,242.

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