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Collision Advice Legacy Group Names ALLDATA As A Preferred Partner For Repair Information Technology

Only a handful of vendors have earned the “Preferred Partner” designation from Collision Advice Legacy Group Cooperative. The honor is reserved for vendors that meet or exceed standards of excellence for collision shops’ repair needs, as determined by the board of directors of the Collision Advice Legacy Group.

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ALLDATA, an AutoZone company, was recently designated a “Preferred Partner” of the Collision Advice Legacy Group Cooperative.

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Only a handful of vendors have earned the “Preferred Partner” designation from Collision Advice Legacy Group Cooperative. The honor is reserved for vendors that meet or exceed standards of excellence for collision shops’ repair needs, as determined by the board of directors of the Collision Advice Legacy Group.

The Collision Advice Legacy Group was founded by the members of Axalta Coating Systems Business Council groups that are facilitated by Mike Anderson, president of Collision Advice.

The Collision Advice Legacy Group works with Axalta’s customers to elevate the performance and profitability of its members. In Business Council settings, members examine shops’ financials, explore the latest collision industry trends and receive education on how to perform safe and proper repairs. The Legacy Group also works to leverage the buying power of its members on select products and services.

Anderson serves as the chairman of the Collision Advice Legacy Group and as the facilitator of the Business Councils. He is a top-ranked presenter and a highly-respected industry expert, consultant and instructor. He’s the former owner of Wagonwork Collision Centers in Alexandria, Virginia, and is an Accredited Automotive Manager (AAM). Anderson has served on many industry advisory boards and committees, including the ASE Test Review Committee and as director of the Automotive Service Association Operations Committee, among others.

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According to Anderson, the importance of researching OEM repair procedures is one of the most critical aspects of collision repair. Without the information on how to repair a vehicle safely and properly, we are putting customers and ourselves at risk.

“ALLDATA was selected as a ‘Preferred Partner’ by the members of the Collision Advice Legacy Group not only for its leadership position in the automotive industry’s repair information sector, but also for the technical innovation of its products and services, including the award-winning ALLDATA Collision Advantage,” Anderson said.

ALLDATA Collision Advantage combines ALLDATA Collision with Estimate Integration and works with all three major estimating systems. It analyzes estimates in seconds to ensure that they’re OEM-compliant, giving shops the precise information, they need to repair vehicles accurately and safely, according to manufacturer specifications. It also provides the documentation to get reimbursed for repairs required by manufacturers. The program delivers, all on one screen:

• OEM Alerts
• Access to OEM Procedures
• Vital Repairs
• Manufacturer Positioning Statements

“We’re very pleased to be recognized by Collision Advice as a ‘Preferred Product’ provider,” said Satwinder Mangat, president of ALLDATA. “Mike Anderson is one of the industry’s most respected experts and has been a close ally of ALLDATA for many years. While the majority of his members are already ALLDATA customers, we look forward to welcoming new Collision Advice members to ALLDATA with special discounts on products and services.”

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