How to Quickly Look Up Common Specifications
When a customer leaves their vehicle with you, they trust that you are the expert for their car repair. The customer not only expects you to get everything right, but they expect you to complete their auto repair quickly. With the many different makes and models sold in the U.S. every year, there is no way you can be an expert on every vehicle that enters your shop. That’s okay because you don’t have to — that is what your repair information software is for.
At Mitchell 1, we have more than 29 million pages of data in the ProDemand database, including specifications, diagnostics and real-world information. The purpose, however, isn’t for you to read that much. ProDemand has search functions and Quick Links that instantly give you the information you need. We created the Quick Links bar in ProDemand to give you a user-friendly way to search for commonly accessed specifications so you spend only seconds on the computer and get back to repairing the vehicle.
Even on the vehicles you know well, you will likely have to look up things like torque specs, fluid specs, firing order, and reset procedures. The last thing that you want to do is search through a ton of information to try to find the details. You’re a mechanic, not a librarian.
With Quick Links, you have access to the most common specs and produces, right at your fingertips. Our editorial staff has organized the most common information for you. This includes a DTC index, electrical component locations, wiring diagrams, and more. With a single click of a button, the details are delivered to your screen. We like to think the data should search for you, not the other way around.
Here are the information sets in ProDemand. The underlined terms are the Quick Link buttons.
- Common Specifications and Procedures – Torque specs, drive belt routing, oil pressure specs, firing order, etc.
- Fluid Specifications – Fluid type and fluid capacity
- Tire Fitment – Tire sizes, inflation pressures and wheel lug nut torque
- Reset Procedures – Maintenance indicator light and TPMS reset procedures
- Service Manual – Shortcut link to the shop manual view for the vehicle
- Wiring Diagrams – All the Mitchell 1 full-color wiring diagrams for the vehicle
- DTC Index – All the diagnostic trouble codes alphabetically ordered
- Component Locations – Common electrical components such as sensors, grounds, splices, etc.
- Technical Bulletins – List of all TSBs, Recalls and Campaigns for the vehicle, with a search function