• Maintenance Tips to Reduce Tire Wear

    In our high-tech age, it is all too easy to overlook the purely mechanical aspects of a truck that have needed to be maintained ever since some ingenious person mounted a wheel to an axle in order to move a load that was too large to be carried or dragged. With the help of our own Jake Schell, here are a few maintenance tips to help you and your fleet to reduce tire wear.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Visual Inspection

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoHere’s another fix where the cause of an electrical gremlin was not found by traditional means but instead by looking all around the vehicle. Follow this Real Fix to see how a Ford F150 with malfunctioning radio and climate control system was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem was found.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Low Pressure when Cold

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLow engine oil pressure problems usually get worse when the engine warms up, not the other way around. SureTrack community member bmaples had a Chevrolet Silverado in the shop where the engine oil pressure would be low when the engine was cold but improve once it warmed up. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Jamesbellam and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Ready For Your Screen Test

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoVehicles today come with more and more screens and when a blank one is staring you in the face, you may not no where to start testing. SureTrack community member grizz81 had a GMC Terrain SUV in the shop where the radio and touch screen weren’t working. They posed the 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: Wet Connector

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoEvery technician knows that water in the PCM is not a good thing. So you replace it and you still have issues, what do you do? SureTrack community member juniur had a Chevrolet Aveo that had water in the PCM and a code P2138. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member DAG1365 and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • How to Be a Text Marketing Super Hero

    Marketing Tips from Mitchell 1 SocialCRMThe quote “With great power come great responsibility” has been attributed to everyone from Winston Churchill to Spiderman, and this relationship of power-to-responsibility is certainly true for Texting Marketing Campaigns. The “great power” of text marketing campaigns is made obvious when your customer grants you permission to contact them in the most direct and personal way possible.  And the “great responsibility” starts with the FCC’s requirement to get prior consent before sending automated promotional texts.

    The good news is that Mitchell1 is here to help with some tips on text marketing best practices that will have you texting marketing like a super hero.

  • SureTrack Real Fix: Make The Switch

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSometimes a code will lead you down the wrong path, especially when the underlying symptoms seem unrelated. Follow this Real Fix to see how a stalling Buick Regal with a traction control module code was diagnosed and the component that caused the problem.

  • Best of the Blogs – 2020 ProDemand Tips & Tricks

    If you’re a ProDemand automotive repair software user, you’ve more than likely noticed there have been some pretty exciting changes made to the program that are helping to speed up your search for auto repair information. Learning new features of a program can always be difficult. Even knowing the full functionality of a program can sometimes elude many long-time users. To help you get to know ProDemand better, we have offered some tips and shortcuts to get you to your fix faster. Check out this round up of 2020 blogs featuring some of the best Tips and Tricks.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: Cold Town & Country

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoLack of hot air from a heat has a couple of typical causes but when those aren’t the problem you have to look elsewhere. SureTrack community member AWSM had a Chrysler Town & Country in their shop that didn’t put out heat from the heater at idle. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community members, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.

  • SureTrack Community Fix: F150 Go Boom!

    Mitchell 1 SureTrack Real Fix LogoSo you’re trying to start your truck and hear an explosion under the hood. That can’t be good! SureTrack community member southauto had a Ford F150 pickup in their shop that had an issue with hard starting followed by the intake manifold exploding. They posed the question to the community, and with the help of fellow community member Jhirz and others, they were able to resolve the issue quickly.