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ALLDATA(R) Online Available for Subscription

2 June 2000

ALLDATA(R) Online Available for Subscription
        Automotive Repair Shops Can Now Access ALLDATA(R) Information
                              Over the Internet

    ELK GROVE, Calif., June 1 ALLDATA, the worldwide market
leader in publishing computer-based diagnostic, repair and estimating
information, technical service bulletins, recalls and maintenance schedules
for automotive service providers, today announced the release of its Internet
product, ALLDATA(R) Online.
    "Before the Online subscription service was available, we had to take time
to shuffle through the discs and be careful not to lose or misplace them,"
said Keith Thompson, of Northside Dyno-Tune, an ALLDATA(R) Online beta
customer in Jacksonville, Fla.  "With ALLDATA(R) Online, my technicians logon
to one of three PC terminals located in the shop, search for the information
they need and are back on the job in seconds.  Accessing information through
the Internet is fast, easy and convenient!"
    ALLDATA(R) Online, the next-generation information delivery vehicle from
ALLDATA, is available now for subscription by calling 800-684-1250 or visiting .
    "The world is rapidly moving to content delivery over the Internet," said
Brett Easley, ALLDATA's President, Customer Satisfaction.  "ALLDATA supports
that direction and believes that information quality and timeliness can be
improved using the Internet."
    "Mr. Thompson's experience accessing the ALLDATA(R) product over the
Internet reinforces that with proper connectivity, even complex information
like wiring diagrams, drawings and photographs become readily available
throughout a repair shop," continues Easley.  "Information delivered where it
is needed, easily and quickly, is the Internet promise we believe we can
deliver to our customers."
    ALLDATA(R) Online product updates will be provided quarterly at this time
and more frequently in the future.  For repair shops who are not quite ready
to access the ALLDATA database via the Internet, ALLDATA will continue to
market and sell their DVD and CD-based products.

    About ALLDATA
    ALLDATA is the leading provider of automotive business solutions to the
Professional Automotive Service Industry.  ALLDATA's flagship product, the
ALLDATA database, includes computer-based diagnostic and repair articles,
factory technical service bulletins and illustrations including Original
Equipment wiring diagrams.  This comprehensive database contains detailed
information on more than 20,000 vehicles dating back to 1982 and is accessible
over the Internet at or on both CD-ROM or DVD discs.  Visit
the ALLDATA web site at for more information.
    In 1988, ALLDATA delivered its first product, and in 1996 AutoZone
purchased the automotive information leader.  Over
30,000 professional automotive repair shops across the United States and
Canada depend upon ALLDATA for their automotive repair information needs.

    Contact ALLDATA
    Press Contact: Dann Trujillo,
    Web site address:
    Toll Free Number: 800-684-1250

    TRADEMARKS: ALLDATA is a registered trademark of ALLDATA LLC.