When it comes to providing your clients with reliable and professional upgrades, mobile enhancement professionals agree that a tool like ProDemand from Mitchell1 is indispensable. It’s no secret that the information that ProDemand provides is, for the most part, not proprietary. If you’re a technician with a friend who works at a dealership or are patient with a Google search, you can often find the answers you need. The question is, what is your time worth, and how far are you willing trust that information?
The YouTube Technician
If you search Google, Facebook or YouTube, chances are that someone has done an upgrade project similar to what you might be attempting. People love making home videos about working on their cars and trucks. Finding out how a radio is removed or where the clips are for a speaker grille might just be available for free.
The problem with free information is that nobody is standing behind it. You might have found a wire color chart in an old forum. Can you trust it? Is it the same year, model and trim level you’re working on? Are you willing to connect a remote starter to the vehicle based on that information? What if the information isn’t correct and you damage something?
ProDemand offers information that’s sourced directly from vehicle manufacturers. The wiring diagrams, component location information and vehicle disassembly procedures are right at your fingertips and accessible in seconds. Best of all, you can rely on ProDemand to help if something is missing. An old post on a forum can’t offer that level of confidence and support.
The Best Buddy
If you’re at a shop that usually does audio upgrades, but find yourself needing to install a keyless entry system, you may not have access to wiring information. You could phone a friend and ask them to check their resources. This favor will work a few times, but now you’ve wasted two people’s time getting information that a professional technician should have access to. What if your friend isn’t at work when you need them? What if they’re busy with their own work?
Stop nagging your friends and sign up for ProDemand. In the time it takes you to make a phone call or send a message, you can look up the information and get the job done. The time saved quickly pays for the service.
Suppose you install remote car starters or need to troubleshoot a parasitic current draw. In that case, you have likely invested in a quality digital multimeter from a company like Fluke or B&K Precision. Taking accurate measurements can be crucial to finding wires and fixing issues efficiently. Would you trust a meter you bought from a fly-by-night outfit for $15 or something you saw on Amazon for $10 to provide reliable diagnostic information?
Accurate information is as essential as high-quality tools. ProDemand not only lets you know where to look for wires, but the diagnostic processes found in the Service Manual tell you what to test and what values you should discover.
Professional Mobile Enhancement Technicians Choose Tools Like ProDemand
If you’ve treated yourself to a tool chest full of Snap-On tools and you have every meter, scope and detector ever built, then the last piece of the puzzle is to provide yourself with the information you need to use those tools efficiently. Contact the team at 1sixty8 media today to find out about our special pricing on Mitchell1 ProDemand for the mobile enhancement industry!