: Is ALLDATA online repair manuals worth subscribing to?

08-29-10, 10:36 PM
I might purchase a 5-year subscription for $44.95 to ALLDATA (http://www.alldatadiy.com/) and I'm interested in any comments as to whether it's worth subscribing to. It looks like a good deal but it depends on the quality of the repair information. ALLDATA is owned by AutoZone. The OEM repair manual is over $100, so I figure if ALLDATA has quality info. then it would be worth subscribing.

08-29-10, 10:53 PM
a friend of mine runs an independent shop and uses alldata - he's pretty happy with it

08-30-10, 03:01 PM
I have access to my friend's alldata program. The part I don't like is pretty cryptic pictures. They use hand drawings rather than photographs. I suspect that is how they reduce the size of the database files. Other than that it is pretty good and up to date with TSBs and recall info.

08-30-10, 04:00 PM
Most factory manuels don't have real pictures either. I think they assume you are a certified mechanic and don't need additional help.

09-25-11, 01:41 PM
we use alldata at work but the new canadian version i love it beats napafix and mitchell on demand