, the virtual home for mechanics on the Internet, announced today that it has bolstered its Click and Motor Network(TM) by entering a new strategic alliance with ALLDATA. This new alliance will provide affiliated automotive repair shops with easy to deploy Internet capabilities and an all-electronic infrastructure which can be used to effortlessly obtain comprehensive automotive evaluation information, aggregated purchasing requests, automotive profiling data and automotive repair and estimating information. ALLDATA LLC, a division of AutoZone Inc., is a leading provider of automotive business solutions to the professional automotive service industry.

“The synergies and uniformity created by combining our company’s automotive-based diagnostic and informational services are tremendous,” said Steven Liao, President & CEO of “No longer will busy auto repair shop owners be forced to spend their valuable time and money evaluating a plethora of IT products and services from numerous product vendors.”

Prior to the advent of the Internet, many of the companies operating in the automotive aftermarket had resisted any attempt to develop common standards that would facilitate seamless integration of informational technology and systems. This lack of commonality has resulted in many service shops reliance on numerous IT applications that often require stand alone machines and/or dedicated electronic access.

“Most of our Internet competitors are using a fragmented yellow book approach that offers yet another place to list a shops name, phone number and description of services,” said Liao. “ and ALLDATA are leveraging the Internet to help the shops become more successful by providing them with the leading-edge tools to improve customer communications, aggregate automotive informational services, improve efficiencies with suppliers and reduce the overall cost to the supply chain.”

“ALLDATA’s informational-based systems and technical service bulletins are used today by the most advanced automotive technicians in the country to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain vehicles,” adds Liao. “ALLDATA has unquestionably set the standard of excellence in automotive information for professional technicians, and through our new strategic alliance, we hope to bring this same level of professionalism to mechanics and repair shops in the automotive aftermarket. is both honored and proud to be working with a recognized leader in the automotive aftermarket to again raise the bar in delivering valuable technology tools to the repair shops.”


ALLDATA is the leading provider of Electronic Diagnostic, Repair and Estimating Information to the Professional Automotive Service Industry. ALLDATA’s information includes diagnostic and repair articles, factory technical service bulletins and illustrations including original equipment wiring diagrams that improve the efficiency of automotive repair service providers. ALLDATA is located on the Web at


Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., is a privately held company that provides business-to-business and business-to-consumer services to the automotive aftermarket community. connects mechanics and car owners by providing web presence for mechanics and car care answers for consumers. Affiliated members of the network are provided with branded web sites at, where car owners can perform a preliminary diagnosis of car problems, schedule an appointment online and provide feedback on the services received.

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