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News   January 9, 2002   by Auto Service World

Mitchell 1 Introduces Latest Repair and Estimating Database

The Mitchell 1 OnDemand5 repair and estimating information database and offers the automotive aftermarket the most comprehensive coverage for domestic and import cars and light trucks available today, according to the company.
OnDemand5 Repair and OnDemand5 Estimating are available in print manuals and also available on DVD and CD, respectively., the internet version of its automotive repair and mechanical estimating systems offers maximum navigational flexibility, powerful search capabilities, and enhanced indexing, which translates to quicker access and short-cuts to commonly used data, such as diagnostic trouble code testing.”We have reinvented and revolutionized our OnDemand products to help every repair shop become more productive,” said David Niemiec, vice president of marketing for Mitchell 1. “OnDemand5 gives shops the total solution for fast and accurate repairs.”
OnDemand5 Repair includes repair information for 1983 to current year domestic and import cars, light trucks and vans. OnDemand5 Estimator gives accurate labor times for 1974 to current year domestic and import vehicle models.
Key features for OnDemand5 Repair and OnDemand5 Estimator include:
 Categories within repair and estimating are streamlined to allow users to navigate between the repair and estimating sections without reselecting the category
 A parts and labor search that finds matching parts and labor information
 Listings for new fluid capacities
 An estimating quotes screen view that is completely flexible and customizable
 The capacity to save unlimited estimates
 Single click access to TSBs and maintenance schedules
 NAPA part numbers and prices included at no extra charge. A free NAPA parts catalog is included with OnDemand5 Estimating.
Additional product features and benefits include:
 Single Vehicle Selection. Choose one year, make and model to access repair, estimating, or maintenance data that applies to a particular vehicle configuration.
 TSBs/Recalls/Tech Tips. Helpful tools that allow users to find shortcuts and diagnostic aides for the most difficult problems.
 Repair Articles, Specifications, Illustrations. Clear repair procedures, including diagnostics, enhanced by useful graphics and specifications.
 Wiring Diagrams. System diagrams can be printed, usually on one page, and brought to the vehicle to speed diagnosis. A consistent format includes connector, ground and component locations.
 Electrical Component Locators. Locators help technicians find important electrical components.
 ScanLink Interface. A powerful diagnostic tool that helps interpret and display Snap-on scan tool data.
 Quick Access. Frequently used data, such as technical service bulletins and scheduled maintenance services, is readily available.
 Search Wizard. Finding key words and phrases is easier using a familiar Internet-style search interface.
 Article Recall. Recall repair look-ups or estimates with a single mouse click.
 Superior Content Support. Mitchell 1 technical representatives are available via toll-free phone or fax to help repair technicians find the information they need.

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