Users have access to manufacturers' service schedules and repair times as part of the standard GS Onestop package.
Regardless of the task at hand and even of the engineers' expertise, putting together a quotation for a customer can easily be misjudged. Budgeting man-hours based on guesswork might seem like the quickest way to get things done, particularly where the job is a repair, but the ramifications of an error can be costly. Giving too high a quote means your rates are uncompetitive; too low and you're undermining your own profit margins.
Manufacturers' Service Schedules
The majority of professionals in the automotive industry should be familiar with the European Commission's Block Exemption Regulation - a law that banned vehicle manufacturers from declaring vehicle warranties void on the grounds that the motorist used a non-franchised workshop for servicing or repairs.
This means that independent workshops need to comply with a very specific set of instructions, which vary from vehicle to vehicle. They also need to be able to supply records for the vehicle's service history - including details of the components and consumables used in order to keep the vehicles' warranty intact.
Autodata receives information obtained directly from the manufacturers and then compiled into a consistent, easy-to-read layout, showing both regular servicing requirements and any additional maintenance required.
It also shows the manufacturers' service times, so it's easy to forecast the man-hours required when preparing and estimating for future work.
Extra Autodata Options
By using GS Onestop to access Autodata we can offer 2 user licenses for the usual price of 1, for Autodata Diagnostic & Repair. The license is paid by Direct Debit based over 12 monthly installments.
Already an Autodata subscriber ?
If you are already an Autodata subscriber you can use your current license with GS Onestop.
Established in 1975, Autodata is Europe’s leading provider of technical information to automotive professionals.
Autodata provides information systems which cover technical information for cars and light commercials. Covering over 17,000 models from 80 vehicle manufacturers, these systems ensure that professional workshops have access to the most accurate relevant and up-to-date manufacturers’ information needed for service repair and diagnostic work, in the shortest possible time.
- Researched directly from vehicle manufacturers
- Standardised text and unique house style
- Over 40 years industry experience
- Free Technical Hotline service
- Over 65 skilled technicians
- Comprehensive technical library
For more information about Autodata and the services they offer click here.