[thelist] auto repair database

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Fri Mar 16 11:44:53 CDT 2007

Unfortunately as far as I have been able to find, the data is 
proprietary and confined to two companies: Mitchell and AllData. And 
they are serious about protecting their intellectual property. They are 
in bed with parts manufacturers who are in bed with the automakers. Its 
a nice cozy family and you won't likely find them giving up a 
competitive advantage soon, alas. So if you really need the data, you 
are probably going to have to look into a licensing deal and be prepared 
to fork out a hefty chunk of change.


Joel D Canfield wrote:
> prospect's web app will need access to a database of auto parts costs
> and labor times - they have the books, and we all feel the data must
> already be out there, just don't know where to look.
> I'm checking with Mitchell, the big parts manual company, but I'm
> still looking for other options.
> thanks
> joel

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