ShopConnection

  • Getting Back to the Basics When Establishing Data Points for Fleet Maintenance

    Virtually every business wants to establish goals even a Truck Repair Shop. When establishing a goal, it helps to have a starting point, because moving to a new point demands some sense of direction as to what needs to be done to get there. Let’s take a look at some basic data points that can help establish a starting point for tracking toward a future state in this blog.

  • How to Be Proactive with Diesel Injector Replacements

    Properly functioning fuel injectors though small are a crucial component of any vehicle. Regular maintenance and replacement help keep your fleet on the road quicker and without interruption. Here are some pro tips from our own Chris Wenberg on somethings he has learned from his years turning wrenches in this blog.

  • Forgot Your Password? No Problem!

    Do you have about a million passwords floating around in your head? If you’ve forgotten your password — or need to reset your password — to access ProDemand or TruckSeries repair information software, it’s quick and easy! Just follow these steps…

  • Are You Suffering from Fault Code Overload?

    The power of 1SearchPlus, combined with interactive wiring diagrams and full-color high resolution digital pictures, will simplify diagnosis and repair of fault code related failures. This is one of the many features within Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries maintenance software that will help increase your shop’s productivity, improve customer satisfaction and grow your business.

  • Is Your Truck Cab Smelling Fishy?

    Yes, Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. The sky is clearing. The sweet smell of blooming flowers fills the fresh Spring air. The warming air serves as a welcoming announcement that the cold closeness that winter demands is slowly fading into history for another year. But what about your cabin smell? Don’t let those unwelcome fishy odors deter your enjoyment of warmer and brighter days and here’s how.

  • Not Your Ordinary Wiring Diagram

    When it comes to organizing paraphernalia for maintenance and repairs, technicians understand that it is  paramount to keep commonly used tools within easy reach at all times.  You want to know where your items are located so you can grab them as needed while executing your “craft.” Thats where Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries comes to help by keeping all the pertinent information  you need available in “easy to reach” ways. Learn more about it here in this blog.

  • What’s the Price of Good Combustion?

    With advancements in trucking, sometimes it’s necessary to take a “step back” when it comes to repair and maintenance. Take for instance, a spark plug, which is considered one of the basic tune-up items in the garage. With several options available today, you’ll need to add another step in the repair process to determine what spark plug is best for your vehicle: copper, platinum, iridium or ruthenium?

  • Not All Is Gold

    Gone are the days when the technician could just tap into a hot wire to power radios and other add-on accessories. The voltages present in many circuits are less than battery voltage and power sensitive electrical components. Splicing into circuits can cause any number of other problems that can lead to failures of costly components or assemblies. But with Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries by your side you can get rid of those problems for good. Learn all about it here.

  • Are Mirrors Going the Way of the Dodo?

    Could mirrors be a thing of the past? With technological and safety advances combined with the need to increase fuel efficiency, the days of the tradition mirror on heavy-duty trucks could be numbered. Learn about it here in this blog.

  • Rotor Specifications

    Sometimes determining whether a rotor needs replacing can be quite a tricky issue. Luckily Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries is here to assist and help  you determine if a rotor requires machining or replacement. Read more about it here in this blog.