Auto Body Repair Procedures, Measurements & Estimating Guides

Mitchell TechAdvisor

Your technicians rely on critical OEM repair data and procedures to safely and properly restore today's complex vehicles to pre-accident condition. Mitchell TechAdvisor provides the most comprehensive model coverage and repair and reference information in a single source.

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This powerful software platform includes frame dimensions, color-coded electrical wiring diagrams, OEM technical service bulletins and recall notices, and a searchable library of Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs). Using Mitchell TechAdvisor, you can demonstrate your commitment to proper, safe repair by accessing OEM information when you write the estimate, complete the blueprinting process and perform the repair work.

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Mitchell TechAdvisor Database

Mitchell TechAdvisor puts OEM auto body repair procedures at your fingertips. With more than 30 years of vehicle information, the database makes it easy to:

  • Filter articles and simplify your search for faster results
  • Review the latest information on new model vehicles
  • Verify your shop’s compliance with OEM guidelines
  • Access collision repair data in Mitchell solutions
  • View mechanical repair information (brakes, steering, suspension, drivelines, DTCs and more)
  • Troubleshoot electrical issues using color wiring diagrams and interactive wire tracing
  • Search a comprehensive list of all DTCs for OBD-II vehicles

Integrated Repair Procedures in Mitchell Cloud Estimating

Estimators can quickly find the OEM auto body repair procedures relevant to an estimate from within Mitchell Cloud Estimating. This helps improve estimate accuracy and surfaces the repair information needed to return collision-damaged vehicles to the road.

  • Access repair procedures from the lines of your estimate
  • Identify essential information for your technicians automatically
  • Pull step-by-step instructions from door handles to quarter panels
  • Follow OEM procedures to help return vehicles to pre-accident condition
  • Receive automatic updates and alerts
  • Save and file repair procedures with your estimates

Mitchell TechAdvisor’s Frame Dimensions

When millimeters matter, trust the most accurate vehicle dimension measurements in the industry. Mitchell TechAdvisor’s Vehicle Dimensions provide your technicians with a complete source of frame dimension information that includes:

  • A choice of edge-of-hole or center-of-hole dimensions, widths measured from centerline and individual datum lengths for underbody information
  • Point-to-point tram lengths
  • Diagonal measurements
  • Upper body dimensions for pillar widths for inside passenger compartment, door, windshield and rear window
  • Deck lid measurements for more extensive and complete collision repairs
  • Unibody frame measurement, auto body frame measurements and chassis measurements

Mitchell TechAdvisor’s Auto Body Estimating & Reference Guides

Everybody works smarter with Mitchell TechAdvisor's online auto body estimating and reference guides—a leading source of collision data. Whether they are your shop’s primary estimating tool or simply used as a reference, the guides are a must-have resource designed to help you increase productivity and profit by providing:

  • Online, timely updates of parts prices and labor times
  • Extensive new model coverage
  • A listing of older model vehicles
  • Enhanced procedural pages and an easy-to-read format
  • Thorough coverage of critical mechanical parts and SRS components
  • Online Classic Car and Assemblies Time Guides

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