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Data deal to help Halfords Autocentres compete with franchised dealers

Autodata has agreed to a three-year contract to supply over 280 Halfords Autocentres in the UK with its online product containing manufacturers' technical information.

Specialising in MOTs, car servicing, repairs and tyres since 2010, Halfords Autocentres will have access to Autodata’s information at the touch of a button and will benefit from its technical and software support services.

Steve Randell, head of procurement for Halfords Autocentres, said: “Centre Manager feedback indicates this to be a popular decision, with the new platform adding over 3,000 new models to the database, plus over 13,000 additional elements of content including a vast increase in the number of wiring diagrams.

"Autodata’s commitment to constantly keep abreast of every single manufacturer change to data will play an important part in the longer term success of the relationship.

"Halfords wants to benefit from access to the very latest content and applications being released by Autodata.”

Autodata's UK sales manager, Matthew Ramsden, said: “The deal with Autodata supports Halfords’ specialist MOT and car repair centres’ ability to continue to maintain vehicles in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications, providing up-to-date technical information, with the full backing of a team of technical staff, who are always on standby to help resolve any query.”

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  • Busy - 06/06/2013 12:41

    But some say every car comming in would still need a set of shocks at the fast fitters and even faster larger chargers? It's common place within the trade to fit 3 stars and charge 5 stars, after all like the banks, the trades not well liked by consumers?