During the Technology & Maintenance Council 2011 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, Mitchell 1 announced enhancements to Repair-Connect, their on-line program designed to give technicians the necessary tools to troubleshoot an engine diagnostic code. Originally released for 10L and above diesel engines, the latest release will help service Classes 4-8 trucks and provide engine diagnostic information for both gas and diesel engines. Mitchell 1 has also added improvements to the user interface. As featured in Fleet Maintenance.

Repair-Connect, first introduced at the Technology & Maintenance Council 2010 Annual Meeting, speeds up the repair process by taking an experienced technician directly to the service information he needs by simply inputting the Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). When the trouble code is entered into Repair-Connect, in seconds seven tabs open which contain information specific to the code such as component and location views, R&I, wiring diagrams, specs and more.

Mitchell 1 online vehicle repair products including Tractor-Trailer.net, Medium-Truck.net and Repair-Connect.net have all the vital procedural service information in one place to maximize shop productivity. They include thousands of detailed color wiring diagrams to help solve complex electrical problems as well as full-color photos that provide a real-world view of many vehicle components and assemblies.

Unique to Mitchell 1 products, CircuitSelect allows the user to easily trace, highlight, isolate and hide individual wiring circuits using different colored highlights. Tractor-Trailer.net is used in TMC Skills Competitions to test technicians on their ability to use computer-based information which is becoming more prevalent in shops where medium and heavy duty trucks and trailers are serviced. Mitchell 1 programs are also increasingly being included as part of truck technician vocational school curriculums to train technicians how to use the most up dated tools available when they graduate.

About the Author

Jill Schafer

Jill Schafer is the Marketing Communication Manager at Mitchell 1 and has over 20 years of marketing experience with high-technology organizations, including over 10 years in the automotive information industry.