• SureTrack Community Fix: Not Cool Lincoln

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIt can be very frustrating to replace a lot of parts and still not have a fix for a problem. SureTrack community member mannym27 had a Lincoln MKZ in the shop where the air conditioning wouldn’t work and they replaced a lot of components trying to fix it to no avail. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Cruise at Night

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoModern vehicles have very sensitive electrical systems and are generally made to work with OEM components. Sometimes aftermarket components can cause issues. SureTrack community member SHORTWRECKERMAN had a Chevrolet Tahoe in the shop where the cruise control would turn off when the headlights were turned on. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member dmckemie12 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Boost Control

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoTurbochargers were originally used on performance cars to boost the power. Nowadays they are also used to help small engines give reasonable performance while maintaining high fuel efficiency. Follow this Real Fix to see how to diagnose and repair a turbocharger related diagnostic code on this 2002 Volkswagen Jetta.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Brakes Lock Steering

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHydroboost is a system where the power steering system is used to power the brake booster. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Ford Super Duty truck in the shop that had spongy brakes and the steering locking up while braking. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member juniur and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: The Lean Ranger

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoTypically diagnosing a lean condition in a vehicle is pretty straight forward. But what do you do when you’ve corrected any obvious faults and everything tests out? You call on the SureTrack Community for help. SureTrack community member drdiesel had a Ford Ranger in the shop where the check engine light would come on after driving about 20 miles. They repaired some issues but still had the light coming on. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Richard_C and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Meet the Mitchell 1 Team: Tom Southward

    At Mitchell 1, we like to take the time to recognize our team. We have many auto repair experts here who have at one point or another been on the front lines of the automotive repair industry and know the ins and outs of the product itself. These professionals are not only passionate about the automotive industry but are also excited to share small nuggets of wisdom about automotive repair and hopefully making life in the shop a bit easier.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Regal Problem

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoWhat could be more annoying than having your car stall every time you come to a stop? SureTrack community member 7343917292 had a Buick Regal in the shop that would stall when coming to a stop. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Flashing in the Outback

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAutomatic transmissions don’t like to be too hot or too cold. If they get overheated, they can be seriously damaged. SureTrack community member Tech12345 had a Subaru Outback in the shop where the automatic transmission temperature light was flashing. They found and repaired some damage to the transmission but the light continues to flash. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.