Mitchell RepairCenter ToolStore Integrates With Car-Part.com's Pro Search




Mitchell International, Inc. announced it is adding Car-Part.com’s technology to its RepairCenter™ ToolStore. The partnership will allow body shops to search for recycled auto parts in the Car-Part Pro marketplace directly from Mitchell’s RepairCenter Workspace.

Mitchell’s RepairCenter ToolStore is a market place that empowers body shops to connect with their collision repair trading partners and third party add-on tools. The Car-Part Pro valueadded marketplace, designed for body shops and insurance appraisers, allows professionals to search by delivery date, warranty, recycler certifications and part quality, and returns all inclusive pricing results from a database of 140 million parts, 4,200 auto recycling facilities and hundreds of alternative parts providers. Car-Part Pro is now seamlessly integrated into Mitchell’s RepairCenter ToolStore. Car-Part Pro’s built-in Live Service ™ messaging feature allows real-time communication with part suppliers and Car-Part.com’s exclusive SmartVin™ technology decodes VINs to simplify part choices during the search.

“This integration gives Mitchell customers the ability to search for green parts and see only those that can be delivered within their cycle time window, meet their warranty criteria, and conform to their quality standards,” said Jeff Schroder, founding CEO of Car-Part.com. “We know it’s crucial for shop’s profitability to have all the information they need at their fingertips, and we’re excited to provide a simple and powerful solution directly integrated into Repair Center.”

In addition to passing data to facilitate parts lookup and ordering, the RepairCenter ToolStore also provides the ability to receive data back from Car-Part Pro. This twoway integration empowers shops to eliminate the manual steps required to update relevant parts costing and estimate information in RepairCenter, further simplifying workflow. Car-Part Pro interface is offered at no additional cost in the RepairCenter ToolStore and takes just one click to activate.

“Navigating the recycled parts marketplace can be a challenging proposition for shops. Now our customers can rely on Car-Part’s feature rich parts procurement solution to help them make more educated decisions about who they do business with and the parts they order,” said Peter Lovasz, senior director of Mitchell Repair Solutions. “Integrating the Car-Part Pro interface into RepairCenter makes the parts procurement workflow more streamlined and will benefit all stakeholders in the repair process,” added Lovasz.

To learn more about Mitchell’s RepairCenter, visit www.repaircenter.mitchell.com,or to get additional information about building your own application in the ToolStore, contact Mitchell by e-mail at RepairCenterInfo@mitchell.com or telephone at 800-238-9111.

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