• SureTrack Community Fix: It’s all in the Intake

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoAfter replacing an engine twice in the same vehicle and still having strange mechanical and performance issues, you’d be pulling your hair out. SureTrack community member mdwoods1122 had a Chevrolet Equinox in their shop that came in with a blown engine. They replaced it twice and both times it wouldn’t run right and seemed like it was blown again. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members ericsautomotive, Richard_C and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • Branding? Reputation?  It all starts with YOU!!

    When it comes to running your auto repair shop business, the number one focus is marketing YOU, the owner of the business.  That reputation does not start when a customer steps inside the front doors, but it actually begins with the first impression! Learn some proven marketing expert tips in this blog thats all about “YOU”!

  • A Hospitable Approach to Truck Maintenance

    As summer draws towards a close, many of us are anticipating those final, enjoyable outside gatherings before the weather changes. What pray tell does this have to do truck maintenance? Quite a lot actually. As vehicles become increasingly complex, so does maintenance. Read about how important is to stay on top of maintenance and prevent those prolonged down times during the seasons here in this blog.

  • Measuring Technician Efficiency with Time Manager in Manager SE

    With the newly introduced Time Manager, included with all Manager SE subscriptions, repair shops can track their technicians’ efficiency and know at a glance the status of their current job assignments!

    With a bit of initial setup and the use of correct reporting, you can take a deeper dive into your technicians’ performance to improve efficiency at your shop. Learn all about this new feature here in this blog!

  • Preventing Unintended Consequences From Routine Service on ADAS-Equipped Commercial Vehicles

    One of the fastest growing, transformative technologies — known as  ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) — is taking the commercial vehicle industry by storm. It refers to a complex suite of sensors, cameras, control modules, etc., intended to keep drivers safe. But as the technology becomes more complex, so does repairing them. Here’s what repair shops need to know when it comes to diagnosing, repairing and calibrating ADAS components.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Make the Switch

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another fix for an intermittent no start. In this case it was easy to reproduce but hard to track down. SureTrack community member schoolhouse2021 had a Honda Accord in their shop that intermittently wouldn’t start accompanied by strange noises under the dash. 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.

  • Do you know what SEO is? Should you know? Why yes you should!

    Search Engine Optimization – commonly referred to as “SEO” – is the foundation for driving online traffic to your website. The use of strong keywords, well written editorials, and a great looking website all contribute to increasing your shop’s SEO ranking in search engines. Learn some great tips from one of our marketing experts here at Mitchell 1 on how you can get SEO on your side to help your business grow in this blog!

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Smoke Test to the Rescue

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoDon’t get distracted by trouble codes indicating a faulty component, proper testing procedures will lead to a successful repair the first time. Follow this Real Fix to see how a technician diagnosed codes P0131, P0171 and P1123 on this Chevrolet Tahoe and found the components that caused the problem.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: No Pressure, No Start

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoIntermittent no-start issues will have a technician focusing on fuel and ignition systems, but it could be many other things. SureTrack community member CRC251 had a Dodge Nitro in their shop that had the wouldn’t always restart after driving. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member southauto and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.