• Maintenance Tips to Reduce Tire Wear

    In our high-tech age, it is all too easy to overlook the purely mechanical aspects of a truck that have needed to be maintained ever since some ingenious person mounted a wheel to an axle in order to move a load that was too large to be carried or dragged. With the help of our own Jake Schell, here are a few maintenance tips to help you and your fleet to reduce tire wear.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Visual Inspection

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another fix where the cause of an electrical gremlin was not found by traditional means but instead by looking all around the vehicle. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Ford F150 with malfunctioning radio and climate control system was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem was found.

  • Featured TPMS Tip: Acura ILX, MDX, RDX, RLX, TL, TLX, TSX and ZDX – 2007-16

    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

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Remote Control Journey

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNothing can be more frustrating than having a vehicle in your shop that won’t start and you check everything possible and it still won’t, except under a very specific condition. And then the one thing you don’t expect is the cause. SureTrack community member Dottrans had a Dodge Journey in their shop that they replaced the transmission in it and later on, would no longer start. 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: Low Pressure when Cold

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLow engine oil pressure problems usually get worse when the engine warms up, not the other way around. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop where the engine oil pressure would be low when the engine was cold but improve once it warmed up. 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.

  • Put Your Stamp on Customer Emails in Manager SE

    Mitchell 1 continues to bring new and improved features to auto shop owners and managers, helping them make their everyday tasks just that much easier. Manager SE now allows users the ability to edit and build their email messages with the launch of the new Email Template Editor. Learn more about it here in this blog.

  • Optimizing with Integrated Engine Components

    The heavy truck engine compartment is a busy environment to say the least.  Much like popular cities such as San Francisco and New York, space always comes at a premium. In order to optimize all the available space in the engine compartment, OEMs have turned to integrating ancillary items with the goal of more effective use of space. In doing so, they provide other benefits as well.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Ready For Your Screen Test

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoVehicles today come with more and more screens and when a blank one is staring you in the face, you may not no where to start testing. SureTrack community member grizz81 had a GMC Terrain SUV in the shop where the radio and touch screen weren’t working. 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 Community Fix: Bad Mix

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHaving a new trouble code after you do repairs, and there are no symptoms, can be frustrating? SureTrack community member germanautorepairM had a BMW 335i in the shop that they repaired a misfire situation but now have a code 29E0 (P0171). They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member BMWTECH and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Tips for Hydraulic Brake Maintenance

    The winter months bring some challenging conditions for commercial trucks. Snow, rain and mud seem to get into everything, particularly the brakes. All that wet muck tends to find its way into the wheel brake assemblies, adding a nice layer of grinding material and creating less-than-ideal operating conditions. But honestly, brakes have challenges all year round. See how Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you maintain your commercial fleet’s brakes and keep your trucks running all year!