ELK GROVE, Calif.-ALLDATA Corp. and Aspire Inc. have agreed to provide what they called an advanced generation of automotive repair advisory services to the professional repair community. Aspire-a developer of automotive technician training materials, enhanced emissions diagnostic strategies and repair procedures-will be the exclusive hotline provider of Alldata-Link, an online information service. It will provide access to ALLDATA's automotive diagnostic and repair information database of more than one million electronic pages of information on domestic and most foreign vehicles from 1982 to the present.
Training, financil firms form alliance
MINNEAPOLIS-Target Training Systems (TTS), a nationwide automotive repair training firm, and GE Capital Fleet Services have signed a joint marketing agreement involving use of GE Capital's automotive technical advice service, Diagnostic Hotline.
Owatonna, Minn.-based TTS conducts training sessions nationally for auto service managers, technicians and shop owners. TTS participants will now refer their diagnostic questions to the hotline, available nationwide by calling (800) 260-9377. GE Capital said its hotline is staffed by experienced technicians with state-of-the-art database technology.
GE Capital Fleet Services is one of 24 business units of GE Capital, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Co. of Stamford, Conn.
Oil City, Pa.-based Quaker State Corp., producer of motor oil and lubricants, has reached a preliminary agreement with Slick 50 Inc. to purchase the Houston-based maker of Slick 50' Automotive Engine Treatment and a full line of chemicals and specialty lubricants for the automotive and industrial markets.
Pennzoil Products Co. and Prestone Products Corp. have formed a marketing arrangement whereby Pennzoil will distribute Prestone'-brand antifreeze to the installer market.
Charles D. Groves has joined the Automotive Service Association Management Institute (ASAMI) as executive director after a 32-year career with Ford Motor Co.
At the recent 1995 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Oldsmobile displayed its new ``Guidestar'' navigation system, expected to be available nationwide within two years. It is currently on sale in California, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, and is the first such system offered in the U.S. directly from an automaker.