Autodata can trace its roots back to the mid 1960s and the first automotive trade publication in 1969. From the early 1970s to the early 1990s they also published DIY manuals.
The first electronic media product was released in 1989 and was progressively improved until it was evolved into the first CD to be sold on a subscription basis in 2002. Since then the breadth and quality of its content and the sophistication of its software have been continuously improving.
Autodata is renowned for the distinctive standardised style of its instructions and the presentation of its illustrations and diagrams e.g. the popular clear “glass vehicle” illustration enables you to find the exact location of any component in seconds.
Products and Services
Autodata produces and publishes technical information for use in independent automotive workshops for the repair and service of cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles.
Although most of these workshops are non-franchised, ranging from fast-fits and a variety of specialists, a growing number of franchised workshops also need information on other manufacturers' vehicles.
Over the last 40 years, Autodata has produced technical information on over 25 service and repair modules including:
• timing belts
• wiring diagrams
• service schedules
• technical data
• diagnostic trouble codes
• known fixes and bulletins
• repair times
• electrical component locations
and many more.
Over the last 40 years Autodata has evolved and adapted to the changes witnessed in vehicle technology and in particular information technology.
New projects and ventures to extend and broaden the company's reach are under development, and Autodata will continue to react with vision, agility and determination to remain best in its field.
Autodata is one of the world’s leading suppliers and publishers of technical information to the automotive aftermarket.
Autodata provides information systems which cover technical information for cars and light commercials. Covering over 17,000 models, researched from 80 vehicle manufacturers, these systems ensure professional workshops have access to the most accurate, relevant and up-to-date manufacturers’ information needed for full service, repair and diagnostic work in the shortest possible time.