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ALLDATA(R) and CARSTAR Franchise Systems Inc. Enter Into Strategic Agreement

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ALLDATA(R) and CARSTAR Franchise Systems Inc. Enter Into Strategic Agreement09:00 EDT Tuesday, April 10, 2012ELK GROVE, Calif., April 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ALLDATA LLC has entered into an agreement with CARSTAR Franchise Systems Inc. Under this agreement, more than 400 auto body repair facilities operating under CARSTAR in North America will use ALLDATA Collision S3500 as their preferred provider of OE collision repair information. ALLDATA is the leading provider of vehicle manufacturers' collision, mechanical and diagnostic repair information to the automotive repair and collision repair industries. "We are excited about the expansion with CARSTAR," said Wayne Mitchell, ALLDATA Director of Sales and Operations. "This agreement furthers our relationship while providing CARSTAR franchisees the most up-to-date and complete OEM repair information to stream line repair processes. ALLDATA Collision is a natural fit for our franchisees and we are very happy to be entering into this alliance with all of our North American locations," says David Byers, Chief Executive Officer for CARSTAR. "The depth of the product supports our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction while making our shops efficient. ALLDATA Collision is a partner our shops can trust." ALLDATA Collision S3500 is designed to meet the challenges of today's technologically advanced vehicles. It offers the most complete information system in the collision industry, allowing users to search ALLDATA's vast database of more than 32,000 engine-specific vehicles. It includes OE procedures such as sectioning and structural repairs, handling of new materials, and panel removal and replacement. Unique to ALLDATA Collision S3500 are diagnostic testing data and procedures for resetting and reprogramming electronic systems. It also incorporates vehicle-specific mechanical repair procedures and up-to-date technical service bulletins (TSBs). ALLDATA Collision S3500 customer, Gary Boesel, owner of Alpine CARSTAR Auto Body of Aurora, Colorado and Vice Chair of the CARSTAR Advisory Board, says, "We are very happy that we chose ALLDATA Collision." Boesel goes on to say, "It more than pays for itself, and its user friendly."About CARSTAR CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts is the largest group of branded collision repair facilities in North America with over 400 locally owned and operated locations in 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces. CARSTAR is committed to providing consistent quality services to our customers and insurance partners and has repaired more than 2.5 million vehicles since it was founded in 1989. Our technicians and front office staff receive ongoing training to ensure they are qualified to work on any vehicle. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority as we consistently lead the industry in customer satisfaction ratings.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, every day. 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 Collision includes information for more than 33,000 engine-specific vehicles and over 13 million articles. Visit for more information.About AutoZone As of February 11, 2012, AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) sells auto and light truck parts, chemicals and accessories through 4,580 AutoZone stores in 48 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and 287 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 Additionally, AutoZone sells automotive hard parts, maintenance items, accessories, non-automotive products and subscriptions to the ALLDATAdiy product through, and its commercial customers can make purchases through AutoZone does not derive revenue from automotive repair or installation.CONTACT: Media Contact Information: ALLDATA Annette Mullin at 888-892-2332 Fax: 916-684-6933 CARSTAR Melissa Stevens at 913.451.1294 ext. 5041 AutoZone Contact Information Media: Ray Pohlman at 901-495-7962 Financial: Brian Campbell at 901-495-7005