• Diagnostics: Don’t Jump to the Wrong Conclusion

    There is no question that being familiar with a fault code — both the cause and correction — can be a great time-saver for the technician. After all, some diagnostic procedures can take a lot of time and effort as the technician works through the diagnostic steps to systematically eliminate potential issues. By knowing where the fault generally occurs, the technician can go directly there without going through all the steps that lead to that problem point. But, this can be risky. Learn how Mitchell 1 TruckSeries can help you out!

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Pulsing, Whining Suburban

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoReplacing parts more than once is a real time waster for shops and frustrating for customers. Unfortunately not all new or rebuilt parts hold up as they should. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Chevy Suburban in the shop that the alternator had been replaced in the past and now had symptoms indicating it had a problem again as well as a tricky noise problem. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members mwk6503, ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Harsh HHR

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoDiagnosing and repairing transmissions can be a complicated process. Sometimes you need a little help from your friends before diving in further. SureTrack community member Abe_Lincoln had a Chevrolet HHR that came in for harsh shifting and not going into overdrive. They posed their 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: Falling out of Gear

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSo your customer had their transmission rebuilt somewhere but it still doesn’t work right? You tear it apart and everything looks great. What’s your next step? SureTrack community member MIKE1968 had a Ford F150 in the shop that would fall out of gear when coming to a stop. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member 1Quick6 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Most Essential Car Maintenance Tips During Summer

    As you know, the summer months can take an extreme toll on your customers’ cars —everything from the A/C system to the tires to the radiator. Providing preventative maintenance and repair to your customers before they take their summer family road trips can help provide peace of mind and bring you more business. After all, family trips are always more enjoyable when you’re driving on the road, not broken down on the side of it.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: It Takes Patience

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoThey say patience is a virtue but when it comes to car repair, patience isn’t always going to cut it even though it would eventually have fixed itself. SureTrack community member Ourfamilygarage had a Dodge Dakota that they repaired for a misfire condition but it wasn’t completely cured. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Skip and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Hidden Pearls of Mechanic Wisdom

    Virtually every technician in the vehicle service industry with more than a few years of experience knows the mechanic proverbs passed from one generation to the next. These proverbs are basic wisdom in a simple, yet memorable form that helps the technician in performing maintenance and repairs.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Low Pressure Torrent

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLow fuel pressure issues are fairly straightforward to diagnose and repair but when something happens you don’t expect it can lead to a hunt for the cause. SureTrack community member mcivortowing had a Pontiac Torrent in the shop that had a stalling issue due to low fuel pressure. They replaced the fuel pump but still had issues. They posed their question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member ericsautomotive and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • TPMS: Nissan Titan 2004-2018

    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 either the TPMS or the reset procedures quick link in our ProDemand® auto repair information software, along with other important reset procedure data for the selected vehicle.