• Building Your Success with Mitchell 1

    Sometimes there are many ways to diagnose a vehicle to determine what needs repairing. Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) can actually have more than one root cause, and they can vary between very similar makes and models. Having the ability to look at real world repairs and solutions can help you come up with the proper strategy to conquer any challenging repair, and create added value and cost savings for your shop — along with happier customers.

  • Mitchell 1 Holiday Hours

    It’s that time of year, and Mitchell 1 will be observing some special office hours with reduced staffing during the upcoming holidays. See the full holiday schedule here.

  • Featured TPMS Tip: 2011-2019 Honda Odyssey

    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: Cold Misfire

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometimes the conditions under which you diagnose a problem are critical to finding a solution. SureTrack community member EddRSmith had a Toyota Camry in the shop where they had replaced the defective ignition parts to correct a misfire condition but the customer still experiences the issue.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: TPS Report

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoThrottle position sensors are a key component in any modern engine. If they are giving the wrong reading, everything else goes haywire. Follow this Real Fix to see how a driveability problem on this BMW X5 was diagnosed and repaired.

  • Why is a Caterpillar Engine Arrangement Number Critical to Efficiency?

    When researching service and/or parts information for a Caterpillar engine it is very important to include the Arrangement Number(AN) along with the Engine Serial Number (ESN). The AN is a breakdown of the different components used in your specific engine. Items such as piston group, cylinder head group, fuel system group and all other components are described in detail.

  • 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.