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Tuffy Endorses ALLDATA Automotive Repair Information Database

7 January 1999

Tuffy Auto Service Centers Endorse ALLDATA Electronic Automotive Repair Information Database
    ELK GROVE, Calif., Jan. 6 -- Tuffy Associates Corp. has
selected ALLDATA as their recommended supplier of Electronic Automotive
Diagnostic and Repair Information for its Tuffy Auto Service Centers.
ALLDATA(R) for Windows(R) will now be a standard part of the initial equipment
setup for ll new franchise locations.
    "We are extremely pleased to provide our technicians with a comprehensive,
state-of-the-art, automotive information resource like ALLDATA," said Roger
Hill, vice president of operations for Tuffy. "The ALLDATA system will help us
achieve our business growth goal. This new technical repair information will
allow us to expand the automotive services we offer and train our technicians
at the same time."
    Tuffy Auto Service Center technicians previously accessed automotive
repair information through printed reference manuals. With the ALLDATA
product, technicians will locate the right diagnostic and repair procedures
through point-and-click Windows(R)-based software.
    "Tuffy's decision to exclusively endorse ALLDATA throughout their
organization is more evidence that the technical information requirements of
our market are continuing to evolve. It's becoming more and more difficult for
automotive repair facilities to rely on printed manuals due to the extensive
amounts of information required to service and maintain today's vehicles,"
said Rick Lantz, vice president of marketing for ALLDATA.
    Tuffy technicians will also receive quarterly updates of the latest
automotive repair information releases, unlimited toll free telephone support
via ALLDATA National Customer Support Center, and access to the ALLDATA
Automotive Library for FAX-back service of repair materials and articles.
    Tuffy Associates Corp. is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio with over 225
Service Centers located primarily in the midwest. Tuffy provides automotive
repair services for exhaust, brakes, shocks, front-end repair, air
conditioning, starting, charging, heating and cooling, and other regular
maintenance items. For more details visit ALLDATA at or call
us at 1-800-697-2533.

    About ALLDATA
    ALLDATA is the leading provider of Electronic Diagnostic, Repair and
Estimating Information to the Professional Automotive Service Industry.
ALLDATA's information includes Diagnostic and Repair articles, factory
technical service bulletin pages, and illustrations including Original
Equipment wiring diagrams that improve the efficiency of automotive repair
shop technicians.