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ALLDATA Community Hits a Milestone With More Than 70,000 Unique Users

ELK GROVE, Calif., July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for the professional automotive service and collision repair industries, today announced that ALLDATA Community has surpassed 70,000 unique users. ALLDATA Community is an interactive online community offering experience-based advice to diagnose and solve challenging repairs. Launched in October 2013 and included within ALLDATA Repair and ALLDATA Collision, Community has experienced year-over-year growth of 180 percent.

"ALLDATA Community is designed to make the technician's job easier, with expert repair support available from fellow technicians and our in-house team of ASE Certified Master Technicians to ensure no question goes unanswered," said Mitch Major, President, ALLDATA. "We are thrilled that technicians have tried it, seen the power of Community and put it to work for them. Our product development team is working on new features and ways to make Community even more useful. And I'm looking forward to seeing our Community numbers grow as more techs give it a try and see how it can help them solve tough repairs efficiently to help improve shop productivity and, ultimately, profitability."

Created for professional technicians, ALLDATA Community provides a highly-responsive environment for technicians to exchange knowledge and support. Quickly search thousands of verified repair solutions, ask a question about a difficult-to-diagnose problem or share experience, knowledge and tips with other Community members. It's like having thousands of master technicians helping with challenging repairs. ALLDATA Community is designed to help technicians repair vehicles quickly and efficiently and increase shop profitability.

ALLDATA offers a suite of products to help with every element of running a shop, from information and assistance for completing quick and accurate vehicle repairs to technician training materials to shop management tools. For more information about ALLDATA, please visit http://www.alldata.com or call 800-697-2533.

About ALLDATA

ALLDATA, founded in 1986, with more than 85,000 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 Repair® is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry—and it includes expert repair support in ALLDATA Community. 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 OnlineTM 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. Visit www.alldata.com for more information.

About AutoZone:

As of May 9, 2015, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 5,069 AutoZone stores in 49 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the U.S., and 418 stores in Mexico and seven stores in Brazil and 18 IMC branches for a total count of 5,512.

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. IMC branches carry an extensive line of OE 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 and performance 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.

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Tanushree Sircar at 916-478-3312 Fax: 916-684-6933 Tanushree.sircar@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.com

Source:ALLDATA, LLC