• Troubleshoot Before You Troubleshoot?

    Troubleshooting today’s complex systems, especially electrical systems, requires you to do your homework before you even approach the car. If you can get some help and additional tools, then troubleshooting becomes easier. Learn about tools at your disposal in this “Shop Talk Live” video conversation.

  • TPMS: Volkswagen Passat 2012-2017

    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.

  • What Your Customers Want to Tell You… But Don’t

    Wouldn’t it be great if your customers told you exactly what they like and don’t like about your shop?

    Unfortunately, even your best customers typically stay silent, even when they have constructive criticism that could help your shop improve. No one likes uncomfortable conversations.Join us for a free webinar series and learn firsthand what actual customers think about the auto repair experience.

  • Smoking is Expensive!

    While road hazards may not be avoidable and are well beyond the control of the technician in the shop, tire maintenance is a step technicians may take to keep tires in good order. Learn how Mitchell1 TruckSeries can help you out here.

  • Charging Through Electrical System Testing

    Today’s vehicles are becoming ever more complex – especially with regard to electrical systems. Mitchell 1 has three tips that every auto repair technician should keep in mind to supercharge your accuracy and efficiency when working on electrical systems. If you’re not following these electrical testing processes, you could be missing out on something big early on in your diagnosis!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.