Autodata is used for providing professional automotive technical information to the workshop industry. The company provides vehicle and component specifications, repair procedures, wiring diagrams, fault code diagnostics and air conditioning information to automotive technicians. It is widely regarded as the best source for technical information for cars, light commercial vehicles and motorcycles produced in Europe.

AutoData was founded in 1972 in Maidenhead, UK. Initially the company was based on printing printed car manuals for owners to use in their garages and workshops, but by the early 1980s the focus was moved towards the professional market. This new direction was supported by the introduction of electronic data, first on floppy disk then on CD. These data products were updated and expanded, and this led to the company expanding internationally.

The autodata system operates in conjunction with an imaging scanner to read and extract data from paper forms. The scanner should be capable of capturing black and white 300 DPI images, with an automatic document feeder. The software program is designed to work with most standardized paper forms, including barcode tracking fields, and captures images of verbatim comments and signatures. The software can also be used with centralized scanners that are connected to a network drive and saves completed forms as multi-page TIFF files, but a dedicated scanner at each workstation is recommended.

The price of an Autodata Systems software license varies by product. Generally the software is sold on a single computer license basis, which entitles the customer to install and use the software program on one individual machine. For more specifics on pricing, please refer to the Scannable Office or ExpertScan product pages for details.

J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer intelligence and data analytics, has acquired Autodata Solutions, a leading provider of new and pre-owned automobile transactional information, valuation tools, vehicle feature information and consumer analytics. The acquisition is a significant step in the expansion of J.D. Power’s automotive solutions portfolio and is expected to further enhance the company’s leadership position in the automotive ecosystem. The acquisition is being funded by Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm. The combined company will be headquartered in Troy, Mich.

Autodata’s DTC information is constantly updated to keep pace with evolving automotive technology and the introduction of new vehicle models. This ensures that users have access to the latest diagnostic insights and solutions, enabling them to effectively address even the most advanced technical challenges.

In summary, Autodata offers a comprehensive and up-to-date repository of diagnostic trouble code information and solutions. Its extensive database, detailed code descriptions, step-by-step procedures, and supplementary visual aids make it an indispensable tool for automotive technicians and enthusiasts seeking to efficiently diagnose and resolve vehicle issues.