Two of the major challenges facing today’s collision repair shops are the exponential increase in vehicle complexity due to advanced technologies like ADAS (Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems) as well as the threat of liability that may result from not repairing vehicles properly according to OEM procedures.
That’s why it’s especially critical for collision repair students to have access to the most up-to-date tools – and that includes software. ALLDATA is the industry’s oldest and most popular software solution for OEM-accurate repair information, trusted by more shops than any other and used by 400,000+ professional technicians in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and several European countries.
When students have access to ALLDATA through their education curriculum, they have the advantage of learning and training on exactly the same system that the pros use, which gives them a distinct competitive edge once they’re out in the marketplace.
ALLDATA offers everything students need for OEM-accurate vehicle repairs, including:
· Instant access to the industry’s most complete and up-to-date OEM collision repair information, with coverage for 38,000 vehicles, 95% of all vehicles on the road today
· Collision OEM procedures for sectioning and structural repairs, handling of new materials, panel replacement, sensors, and more
· Full mechanical procedures: TSBs, full diagnostic procedures by DTC code, parts & labor, drivetrains, suspension, and more
· 300,000+ interactive color wiring diagrams (in addition to OEM diagrams) ALLDATA also offers a certification program, the CAIS (Certified Automotive Information Specialist) Program. It’s essentially a comprehensive test that demonstrates how well students can use ALLDATA. It gauges their ability to navigate the program with an “open book” approach, during which students can access ALLDATA to find specific repair-related information.
The CAIS program is available to schools as well as current ALLDATA customers. Currently, over 2,000 schools include ALLDATA in their curriculum, including high schools, community/junior colleges, and technical schools.
Not only does the CAIS program provide certification and knowledge for its students, it also provides helpful supplemental curriculum for the instructors. Schools can use features like ALLDATA’s Description and Operation information and wiring diagrams to educate their students on more than just ALLDATA’s product.
“We are very excited to partner with the Beaver County Career & Technology Center for a trial-run of the new ALLDATA collision knowledge test for our CAIS program,” said ALLDATA President Satwinder Mangat. “The technician shortage is a real issue in the automotive repair industry, and we’re committed to putting resources towards addressing that. We’re expanding our support for education programs to help ensure that students have the knowledge and training they need to hit the ground running in the marketplace, including a solid grasp of the importance of following the manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure the safe and accurate repair of vehicles.”
For more information on ALLDATA, please go to: https://www.alldata.com/en.
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