SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

January 17, 2011 06:00 ET

Mitchell Signs National Account Agreement With Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) for OEM Repair Data

AASP Members Receive Special Pricing on Real-Time Access to Mitchell's Comprehensive Database of Both OEM Mechanical and Collision Repair Reference Information

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - January 17, 2011) - Mitchell International, Inc., a leading provider of information, workflow and performance management solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Collision Repair industries, today announced a cooperative agreement with the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) that provides pricing incentives on Mitchell RepairCenter™ TechAdvisor™ modules to AASP members.

RepairCenter TechAdvisor is an industry leader in comprehensive model-specific structural repair procedures, providing a single access point to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair reference data, as well as the industry standard Mitchell Collision Estimating Parts and Labor Database with complete coverage of mechanical parts numbers and pricing and labor times. AASP represents over 8,500 automotive service industry professionals who can use RepairCenter TechAdvisor to quickly locate the information they need to safely and properly restore today's complex vehicles to pre-accident condition. AASP members receive exclusive pricing incentives on any Mitchell RepairCenter TechAdvisor package purchased.

"The Mitchell RepairCenter TechAdvisor program fills a void in the collision industry, providing timely, affordable, and easy to access critical vehicle repair information," said Rick Starbard, President of Alliance of Automotive Service Providers. "With each model year, vehicle manufacturers offer enhanced structural designs that pose unique repair challenges. Technicians must have the most up-to-date OEM repair procedures and specifications to get the job done right the first time. TechAdvisor provides that data, and I'm delighted that AASP can make this important service available to members through TechAdvisor."

"We are pleased to join forces with AASP to offer members an opportunity to help add efficiency and profitability to their shop operations by making it easier them to access TechAdvisor in their shops. Mitchell shares AASP's values of upholding the highest standards of our industry and providing collision repairers with solutions that give them the vital information they need to help them repair vehicles safely, correctly, and efficiently," said Jason Bertellotti, Vice President of Mitchell Repair Solutions.

RepairCenter TechAdvisor (http://repaircenter.mitchell.com/techadvisor) is a user-friendly, searchable database of historical vehicle repair reference data that spans up to 30 years and leverages Mitchell's 65 years of collision industry expertise. TechAdvisor is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive model-specific structural repair procedures needed to properly repair today's complex vehicles, and is a key component of Mitchell's commitment to develop a single workspace that helps shops manage the repair, the customer, and the business in a robust scalable solution.

About AASP
The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) is a national association representing the automotive service industry in the United States. AASP was founded in 1999 by a coalition of state and regional organizations representing the industry and over 8500 automotive aftermarket businesses in 22 states. AASP works to strengthen its state and regional affiliates by promoting common business interests, forging strategic alliances and monitoring federal legislation and regulations.

About Mitchell International, Inc.
Mitchell International (www.mitchell.com) is a leading provider of information and workflow solutions to the Property & Casualty claims and Automotive Collision Repair industries. The company's comprehensive solution portfolio streamlines the entire auto physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation claims processes. Mitchell enables millions of electronic transactions between more than 30,000 business partners each month to enhance partner productivity, profitability, and customer satisfaction.