• Building Strength on Strength through the Snap-on Family of Brands

    Mitchell 1 is a proud member of the TOTAL SHOP SOLUTIONS (TSS) family of Snap-on® brands that bring together best-in-class automotive repair products from across the industry. From wheel balancers, wheel aligners, repair information and diagnostics, to brake lathes, automotive lifts and collision repair, the TSS brands offer a unique breadth of solutions to outfit any shop from floor to ceiling.

  • 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.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Oil Pressure

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoTechnicians hate it when a new problem pops up right after they fix something simple. You run around in circles checking your work when that probably wasn’t the cause. SureTrack community member seanallen had a Subaru Forester in their shop that came in for an oil leak and after repairing that they had no oil pressure. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Richard_C and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Overcooled

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoElectrical issues can be hard to diagnose, especially when standard testing doesn’t reveal the problem. Sometimes you have to go inch by inch through the wiring to find the cause. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a Mercedes-Benz CLK320 in their shop with a message on the dash and the cooling fan running any time the key was on. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Richard_C and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Featured TSB: High Altitude Warning for Mini Cooper

    Mitchell 1 provides TSB information to Auto Service Professional, an online edition of Auto Service Professional magazine, which fulfills a critical role in the automotive aftermarket by providing technical information to independent auto repair facilities and new car dealer service departments. We’re sharing this content in our blog, with a link to the Auto Service Professional website where you can read the article in full. Enjoy!

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Implausible Problem

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSo you have a vehicle in your shop with a trouble code, you replace obviously bad parts but the code returns. The SureTrack community comes to the rescue. SureTrack community member Mlopez2008 had a GMC Terrain in their shop with a code P0017 camshaft code. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Markbob and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.