The unibody vehicle changed everything for those working in automotive repair, . Shops and dealer departments that didn’t evolve quickly didn’t survive, and the same is true about having access to automakers’ repair information and databases these days. There’s no way you can fall behind. Here are Anderson’s suggestions for getting up to date:
1. The information is available on some of the automakers’ technical information websites such as www.hyundaitechinfo.com and www.kiatechinfo.com. Others carry a fee. You can find all the OEM sites at www.oemonestop.com.
2. There are other options for accessing the information through an ALLDATA subscription, or through the increasing integration of the information in the estimating systems.
3. More good news: these subscriptions can easily pay for themselves. When you know a procedure is required – and have the OEM repair information to prove it – you can get paid for what needs to be done and that you are doing, Anderson says.