• SureTrack Community Fix: Fuse Meltdown

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNo start conditions can be frustrating, especially when it is an intermittent condition. SureTrack community member bmaples had a 2012 Ford F150 Pickup in the shop with an intermittent no start condition and a few codes. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and todawg and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Stuck Buick Turbo

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometimes you go through all the documented testing steps for a problem and still can’t find the solution. When this happens, turning to your fellow techs is a great solution. SureTrack community member candtauto had a Buick Regal Turbo in the shop with a code P2261 for a stuck turbo bypass valve. 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.

  • Tire Inflation Made Easy

    Keeping tires inflated to the proper pressure helps to improve tire life, fuel mileage and vehicle safety. Obviously, on a tractor and trailer there are a good number of tires to check and maintain. It takes time to check and balance the air pressure on 18 or more wheels. Thus, a tire inflation system can truly help the operator and maintenance personnel maintain uniform tire pressures with considerably less effort.

  • It’s Time to Prepare for ADAS

    Just as all vehicles do, when they need service or repair they will be brought into your shop. But even something as simple as replacing a headlight bulb can require complicated calibrations and adjustments due to these new ADAS features. At Mitchell 1 we’ve compiled a collection of great reads and listens that can help explain why integrating ADAS into your shop’s future plans is the way to go.

  • The Challenge of Noise and Vibration Diagnosis

    Vehicle noises and vibration can be a big challenge for service technicians. There are several factors that will greatly help the technician to make a quick and accurate noise/vibration diagnosis. Mitchell 1’s TruckSeries can help you “fine tune” your diagnosis quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Buzzin’ in your Escalade

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another case of a hard to diagnose noise that only happens while driving. SureTrack community member Jeffytune had a Cadillac Escalade in the shop with a buzzing noise happening after driving over a bump or dip. Not only that, the noise stop happening after it warmed up. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive and jbsprintcar, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • What are the ADAS Challenges for Auto Repair Shops?

    Part 2 of the “What is ADAS” series ADAS presents a variety of challenges for auto repair shops. Primarily, there are three challenges that every auto repair shop must reckon with as ADAS features become more common. Auto repair shops need to understand the relationship between components and ADAS features. There needs to be an […]

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Noisy Caliber

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoNoisy suspension can sometimes be hard to diagnose as it’s hard to recreate the noise on the lift. SureTrack community member macdonald.motorworks had a Dodge Caliber in the shop with noisy rear suspension that sounded like bad struts. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member lanpro1 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.