Benefits of Quick Links

Benefits of Quick Links

You’ve probably heard of the 80/20 principle. This is a popular business and economic rule that states 80% of the effects come from only 20% of the causes. Put it in other words, 80% of the money you earn is a result of only 20% of the jobs you take on. Or how about 80% of your complaints come from 20% of your customers. I bet you can relate to that!

Let’s think about how to apply the 80/20 rule to repair information. ProDemand contains almost 25 million pages of information – that’s a lot.  If you printed it all out, you’d have football fields’ worth of books. So, how can you find the specific information you need when there is so much to go through?

An easy answer is to put the Quick Links function within ProDemand to work for you – it’s where you’ll find the information most frequently looked up by users. Our data shows that about 80% of the time, technicians use ProDemand to look up things like torque specs, fluid specs, reset procedures, wiring diagrams, TSBs, electrical component locations, etc.

These key pieces of information represent only a fraction — probably less than 20% — of the data in ProDemand, but they hold 80% of the value for users. That’s why we put all this information in the Quick Links bar, which is positioned front and center when you land on the 1Search module in ProDemand. And as you navigate 1Search, the Quick Links bar stays with you, but moves to the right side of the screen so it is always available for reference.

The Quick Links information sets include:

  • Common Specifications and Procedures – Torque specs, drive belt routing, oil pressure specs, firing order, etc.
  • Fluid Specifications – Fluid type and fluid capacity
  • Tire Fitment – Tire sizes, inflation pressures, and wheel lug nut torque
  • Reset Procedures – Maintenance indicator light and TPMS reset procedures
  • Service Manual – shortcut link to the shop manual view for the vehicle
  • Wiring Diagrams – All the Mitchell 1 full-color wiring diagrams for the vehicle
  • DTC Index – All the diagnostic trouble codes alphabetically ordered
  • Component Locations – Common electrical components such as sensors, grounds, splices, etc.
  • Technical Bulletins – List of all TSBs, Recalls, and Campaigns for the vehicle with a search function


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About the Author

Gary Hixson

Gary Hixson is a Sr. Market Manager at Mitchell 1, and is responsible for product and market management of the Repair Information product line. Most recently he managed the release of ProDemand™, the industry-leading repair, diagnostic and maintenance information system.