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ALLDATA Donates Collision Repair Software to NATEF Accredited Programs

Qualifying programs will have access to a free one-year subscription.


ELK GROVE, Calif. — ALLDATA LLC has announced it is donating its ALLDATA Collision S3500 software to all NATEF accredited collision repair and refinish programs for one year.


All NATEF accredited collision repair and refinish programs with any of the following certifications will qualify to receive the free one-year subscription:

1) Painting and Refinishing
2) Structural Analysis and Damage Repair or
3) Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair

With nearly 400 accredited schools, this is a significant donation to the next generation of collision professionals, ALLDATA says.

"Education is important to us and we are pleased to make this donation to NATEF accredited programs," said Kevin Culmo, ALLDATA vice president of finance and operations. "NATEF provides a great service by attracting new technicians to the industry and ensuring they receive the training they need to be competitive in today’s marketplace. We proudly support their efforts."


ALLDATA Collision S3500 is a comprehensive source of OE collision repair information and also includes full mechanical and diagnostic procedures. It includes OE procedures such as sectioning and structural repairs, handling of new materials, and panel removal and replacement. The company adds that 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).

"NATEF’s accreditation programs ensure the highest quality of education programs for the industry and that is why this is such a good fit," said ALLDATA Senior Program Manager Dan Espersen." We are excited to give future technicians a key tool as they learn their trade."



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