ELK GROVE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC, the leading provider of manufacturers' automotive repair information and solutions for professional automotive service and collision repair shops, has entered into an agreement with Raytheon Professional Services to provide a comprehensive training site for the automotive industry.
"ALLDATA has always included training as part of a customer's product subscription," said ALLDATA Group Vice President, Kevin Culmo. "Our new Training Garage takes training to the next level, with classes on automotive technology, as well as soft skills and shop business courses. We believe repair professionals will appreciate the chance to advance their knowledge and skills at a very reasonable cost."
The ALLDATA Training Garage will offer unlimited access to 67 technical and 26 business courses, in English or Spanish. Subscriptions come in two configurations: Single User or Enterprise, which allows up to 10 users per shop. The 93 courses cover important business topics on all vehicle systems to help professionals further their careers, while helping shops optimize productivity, enhance customer relations, and boost profitability. All courses meet the requirements of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and are suitable for every skill level, beginner through expert.
"We work with shop owners every day and we know how important they feel training is, yet how hard it is for them to balance training and production," said ALLDATA President, Jeff Lagges. "With Training Garage, we're giving them the relevant training they want, but making courses affordable and accessible online —24/7. An employee can log in from anywhere, select a course, and start training. The courses are interactive and interesting, too."
"We will continue to offer training on ALLDATA products at no additional charge," added Culmo. "With Training Garage, we're adding an entirely new dimension, bringing high-quality automotive and business training to the shop, while giving employees the freedom to log on and train from virtually anywhere. It's a very exciting opportunity that we think shop owners will welcome."
For more information about ALLDATA and the ALLDATA Training Garage, please visit http://www.alldata.com/training-garage or call 800-697-2533.
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 2,200 AutoZone Commercial program locations.
ALLDATA® CollisionSM S3500 is the single source of OEM collision repair information delivering unedited and regularly updated information for structural repairs, mechanical and diagnostic information. ALLDATA® RepairSM S3000 is the leading provider of comprehensive, factory-correct repair information for the automotive industry. Also available are: ALLDATA® ManageSM, a strategic shop management system; ALLDATA® MarketSM, 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.
As of August 25, 2012, AutoZone sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,685 AutoZone stores in 49 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 321 stores in Mexico.
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, and our commercial customers can make purchases through www.autozonepro.com. AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.
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