Mitchell 1 has enhanced its TruckSeries truck repair software with the addition of a new vehicle selector feature that provides precise vehicle descriptions while eliminating the labor involved with manual vehicle identification number (VIN) entry and verification.
With the new feature, Mitchell says a technician can simply enter the license plate number of the truck requiring service and TruckSeries automatically converts that to the VIN registered to that plate. The Plate-to-VIN feature speeds up the vehicle selection process by reducing the number of characters to enter and also helps to make the vehicle identification more accurate, the company says.
Once the plate number is converted to the appropriate VIN, users can then quickly access all the truck repair information in TruckSeries, including color wiring diagrams, descriptions, specifications, testing steps and procedures, as well as labor estimating information.
“The new plate-to-VIN vehicle selector is a great time saver and just the latest way that TruckSeries can help diesel technicians work more efficiently and accurately,” says Kristy LaPage, business manager for the commercial vehicle group at Mitchell 1.
Mitchell 1 says its TruckSeries truck repair software provides truck service technicians with fast, complete and accurate solutions for every stage of the repair process, in a single online application for all makes and models of Class 4-8 trucks. The new Plate-to-VIN conversion feature adds another level of ease-of-use and accuracy to the popular software suite, the company says.