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Tire specs now on Mitchell 1’s

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Mitchell 1’s updated Version 2.5 software features the Tire Fitment Tab for fast access to tire information such as tire sizes, inflation pressures and wheel/lug nut torque specifications.

“Effective Sept. 1, 2010, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has a new regulation that requires California's automotive maintenance industry to check the tire pressure of every vehicle that they service,” says Gary Hixson, product manager for Mitchell 1. “Not only will our new fitment information truly benefit the 40,000 service providers in California that are subject to this new regulation, which include smog check stations, engine repair facilities and oil service providers, but service providers across the country will find this feature helpful in completing their jobs more efficiently and effectively.”

According to Mitchell 1, CARB’s tire pressure check mandate will annually:

* Eliminate 700,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions;

* Reduce the state's fuel consumption by 75 million gallons; and

* Extend the average tire's useful life by 4,700 miles.

Launched in 2002, provides technicians with the features and information of OnDemand in an online program. Today, the company says delivers comprehensive data for 1983 through current domestic and import vehicle models and includes the new OnDemand Live feature, where users view and share tips, as well as access clear illustrations and full-color wiring diagrams, complete diagnostics, tech bulletins and recalls, scheduled maintenance with labor times, automatic monthly data updates and OEM parts and pricing.

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