Mitchell 1 announces its 2010 Mechanical Labor Estimating (MLE) Guide is now being offered online through the Mitchell 1 Estimator program. From this point forward, the Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide will only be available online as Mitchell 1 will no longer be printing this annual publication. As featured in AutoCarePro:News,, and

“With Mitchell 1’s Estimator program, technicians will see just how easy it is to receive labor and parts information and updates on the Internet,” said Nick DiVerde, general manager, Shop Management Solutions. “The online guide helps technicians be more efficient and productive in the shop because they will no longer have to spend time searching through the printed books to find the information they need.”

The Mitchell 1 Estimator program contains comprehensive mechanical labor estimating data for vehicles 1974-present and parts data for 1980-present models.

Features and benefits include:
• Automatic monthly updates
• Accurate labor times
• Parts lookups
• Parts illustration to help identify parts
• Vehicle maintenance information
• Fluids and capacities information
• VIN decoding information

“Another reason why we’ve eliminated the books is because we felt it was time to take the necessary steps to be more environmentally conscious and do what we can as a company to help reduce our consumption of natural resources,” concluded DiVerde.

To subscribe to Mitchell 1 Estimator, call (888) 724-6742 x6313.

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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.