One-stop tool helps techs complete Toyota repairs, from Automotive News.
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. has created collision-repair software that gives body shop technicians one-stop access to parts information, repair instructions and technical information.
The convenience can cut the time it takes to repair a vehicle in half, says Rick Leos, the company’s collision program developer.
Toyota-recommended repair procedures allow technicians to go online and get detailed collision-repair plans from one source. Typically, technicians find parts information in one place and repair instructions in another, said Leos.
The new tool is being launched in the Mitchell Estimating system, which is widely used in the collision-repair industry.
Leos said making the information more accessible to collision technicians helps ensure that Toyota vehicles are repaired properly and in the least amount of time.