Pros: A world of knowledge at your fingertips. It's a pretty big deal though if you rely on them, which can really damage a car. Also, the wiring schematics are not accurate wrong color codings for the wrong circuit. Some newer vehicles are also difficult to find info for on Alldata, but that could be vehicle manufacture fault of non info releasement. Each year, manufacturers publish tens of thousands of service bulletins about possible problems after the car was manufactured. The software offers step by step picture diagrams when fixing a vehicle.
Access to Factory Part Numbers and Labor Times. Cons: Great software but expensive for us small shop operators. Yes it has color wiring diagrams. You are logged in as. It does not have the same abilities to transfer and import information.
As long as you don't rely on those, you'll be fine. Easy navigation for looking up wiring diagrams etc. Pros: I love the knowledge base it has for so many vehicles. Cons: It could have more detail in some of the parts pages and easier ways to find parts that could be called different names. Pros: My employees love how easy it is to find repair information, the wiring diagrams are phenomenal. The tracking function for parts is not working properly to receive parts from vendors.
When it is not available for immediate access, they are quick to send you specific information if you send in a request. For some of us that are trying to support a family on a single income the price is too high. Access online from any computer at any location. I have also not been able to find the repair manual for a DeLorean. Our factory can supply about 1000 kinds of front wiper blades, 500 kinds of car models rear wiper arm and blades and 300 kinds of window regulators. Has plenty of older car info. Overall: I would recommend AllData if you're familiar with the software already and know which parts are very reliable and which ones are not.
The software is not 100% accurate, but for the most part it works. Be sure to consider negotiating you monthly charges. Overall: Diagnosing and repairing vehicles Pros: What I like most about Alldata is the fact that our technicians can log on and get vital information pertaining to a vehicle they are working on. Cons: I don't like that there are restrictions about logging into Alldata. It seems to be better on the body side of repairs than on the mechanical side as far as repair instructions go. Pays off once the user figures it out though. Failure to return phones calls in a timely matter or not at all!! Yes it has color wiring diagrams.
Searching for anything is super easy! How is your after-sales service9 A:We would contact you regularly after you bought our products. Summary: optional Count: 0 of 1,500 characters The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. A must have in Automotive repair world. Endless information is at our fingertips! Cons: It's very expensive for what you get. Cons: Lack of support for management program. Pros: I love the deitailed step by step instruction it gives you to do anything from replacing brake calipers to full engine rebuilds. Information is specific to your year, make, model and engine type.
Alldata is good for looking up semi-accuate repair info 50% of the time, and that is all. Comprehensive illustrations show you exactly where parts are located in your vehicle. Can't open more than one estimate at a time because you must close the estimate you are working on. Cons: Takes a little playing around with to figure out how to navigate the system. History searches on specific shop jobs are hard to generate. A little too much clicking around to build a simple invoice. Detailed information including connector and splice locations.
I think they should have other options for using Alldata. Overall: I have had to contact customer support numerous times for various issues each of those being inconvenient but pleasant given their helpfulness so I'm not a huge fan of Alldata but will continue to use it for a short time in hopes that they update the desktop version. The diagrams are easy to read, part numbers are labeled, and electronic wiring diagrams are well laid out. Included are Diagnostic Trouble Codes where applicable. Pros: Easy to use for diagnosing problems with vehicles. Hyperlinks insure that you can get to related info at the push of a button. Logging on had some issues at firsst.