Mechanical Labor Estimating 2008Mitchell 1 announces the availability of its 2008 Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide (MLE08), which provides a comprehensive collection of accurate labor times for domestic and import cars, light trucks and vans for model years 1988 – 2008. As featured on and

“The Mitchell 1 Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide has been updated for 2008 to include the very latest estimating information for particular vehicle services in an easy-to-use and portable format.” said Nick DiVerde, general manager, Shop Management Solutions.

The Mitchell 1 Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide is a convenient print version of the industry-standard estimating information offered through Mitchell 1’s OnDemand5 desktop and online software products.

Content features:
Most domestic labor times include both factory warranty times and researched Mitchell 1 repair times
Import labor times include researched Mitchell 1 repair times
All applicable times include additional and combination times
All information inspected throughout the year to ensure the most accurate and updated labor times upon release
Skill level codes help assign each job to the right technician
General manufacturer information
VIN decoding information

The 2008 Mechanical Labor Estimating Guide has an enhanced format, allowing users to find the exact information they need in an extremely fast and simple manner. It includes an alphabetical index that takes advantage of the detail created in the Mitchell 1 relational database, tabs to each manufacturer and a Quick Group index at the top of each manufacturer’s index. All information in the body of the text is model-specific to make navigation efficient.

The guide includes 21 categories:

Tune-up and Emission
Fuel and Exhaust
Generator, Alternator and Starter
Brakes and Wheels
Front Suspension
Steering Gear, Linkage and Pumps
Rear Suspension
Flywheel, Clutch and Gearshift
Manual Transmission
Automatic Transmission
Transfer Case
Driveshaft and Axles
Battery, Wiring, Lights and Radio
Body Electrical
Heating and Air Conditioning
Body and Hardware
Window Motors and Regulators
Cruise Control

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.