NASTF Releases SDRM Tutorial

Nov 19, 2008, 17:00 ET from National Automotive Service Task Force

LEESBURG, Va., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) today announced a new tutorial for the Secure Data Release Module (SDRM), which provides online directions for service repair facilities and locksmiths wishing to become registered and thus be eligible to receive vehicle security information through the SDRM system. The tutorial provides information on the background of SDRM, how to access the application forms and sign up for the registry. It also explains how to use the registry effectively and access vehicle security information, once registered.

The SDRM is designed to provide access to key codes and other vehicle security information for automotive service professionals and locksmiths on a 24-hour/7 days per week basis nationwide for most manufacturers. "The new tutorial will enhance the ease of use of the SDRM and answer many questions from potential applicants and the industry at large," said Charlie Gorman, NASTF Chairman. The tutorial is available on the NASTF website at The full list of OEM carmakers participating in the SDRM is also available on the NASTF website.

NASTF was established in 2000 to maintain an open dialogue between automobile manufacturers (or OEMs) and aftermarket repair technicians and to identify, communicate and resolve gaps in the availability and accessibility of automotive service information, service training, diagnostic tools, and equipment for the benefit of automotive service professionals and their customers. NASTF was incorporated in 2006. Additional details can be found at

As a 501(c)6 not-for profit organization, NASTF takes no position on any legislation that may be proposed or pending in state or national legislative bodies.

SOURCE National Automotive Service Task Force