"One of the requirements of the RMIF Code of Practice is the provision of estimates for repair to prospective customers," says Mike Owen, head of aftermarket at the RMIF.
"Now, thanks to this new and exclusive partnership, we are delivering a bespoke solution that will not only help members meet the high standards set out in our code, but will deliver automotive repair information via Autodata’s CD3 information system."
CD3 gives access to vehicle manufacturer repair times and service schedules to enable repairers to produce accurate and consistent repair and service estimates. It has been tailored to meet specific RMIF requirements and estimates can be customised to display both garage and RMIF branding.
RMIF members that subscribe will get full use of the system, which also covers technical data; timing belts; known fixes and bulletins; engine management; component locations; fault codes; wiring diagrams and more.