• SureTrack Community Fix: Resistant Starter

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIntermittent starting issues can certainly be frustrating and can lead to fear of being stranded. SureTrack community member grizz81 had a RAM 1500 pickup in their shop that would randomly be hard to start or would start cranking then stop. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Jamesbellam and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • How to Maximize Your Review Marketing Opportunity

    Do you know how most consumers go about finding a new automotive repair shop? The latest SureCritic survey asks consumers about the influence of consumer reviews on that process. What if we told you 90% of consumers rely on consumer reviews when deciding where to service their vehicle – would that matter to your business success? You better believe it! This three-part blog post will explore what your online review reputation may be saying to your potential customers and how to take control of the message.

  • Featured TSB: Chevy Valve Body Replacement

    Mitchell 1 provides TSB information to Auto Service Professional, an online edition of Auto Service Professional magazine, which fulfills a critical role in the automotive aftermarket by providing technical information to independent auto repair facilities and new car dealer service departments. We’re sharing this content in our blog, with a link to the Auto Service Professional website where you can read the article in full. Enjoy!

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Bad Signals

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAnti-lock brakes and traction control systems have been standard on vehicles for many years now. These important safety features rely on good signals from various components to work properly. Follow this Real Fix to see how a code C0050 on a Chevrolet Tahoe was diagnosed and the components that caused the problem were determined.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Blown HHR

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoCorrect fuel and air ratios are the key to any engine running properly. Many factors can mess up this ratio and cause problems but even with them correct, you can still have issues that seem like that is the cause. SureTrack community member locustpoint had a Chevrolet HHR Turbo in their shop that was running poorly and smoking and the car had been parked for four years. 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.

  • Responding to Reviews — Why it Matters

    Do you know how most consumers go about finding a new automotive repair shop? The latest SureCritic survey asks consumers about the influence of consumer reviews on that process. What if we told you 90% of consumers rely on consumer reviews when deciding where to service their vehicle – would that matter to your business success? You better believe it! This three-part blog post will explore what your online review reputation may be saying to your potential customers and how to take control of the message.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Pulsing Cruiser

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoMost mechanics want to resist the urge to just swap parts when presented with a diagnostic code and instead do the diagnostic work to find the actual cause. SureTrack community member locustpoint had a PT Cruiser in their shop that was pulsing when driving and had a code P0339 for the crankshaft sensor. Testing showed the sensor to be good. 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.

  • Featured TPMS Tip: Chevrolet Camaro 2010-21

    Tire Pressure in Cold weather specificationsMitchell 1 provides TPMS information to Modern Tire Dealer, an award-winning publication that writes editorial content geared to independent tire dealers. We’re sharing this content in our blog, with a link to the Modern Tire Dealer website where you can read the article in full. The TPMS information in this article may also be accessed in the reset procedures tab in our ProDemand® auto repair information software, along with other important reset procedure data for the selected vehicle

  • Diagnosing Vibrations Isn’t Always Fun & Games

    When a vibration is felt coming from the truck, a component, or more likely multiple components, are experiencing a start-stop-start of varying amplitude. Diagnosing those vibrations isn’t always a pleasurable experience, but with Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries by your side you can help bring some fun back into it. Learn more about how TruckSeries can help you here.