Chilton Introduces Advanced Technical Service Bulletin Database
05/22/2009

All Chilton Online Products Now Come With Increased TSB Database Functionality

Online PR News – 22-May-2009 – – Clifton Park, NY – May 21, 2009 – Chilton, an established leader in reference sources for automotive professionals and Do-It-Yourself automotive enthusiasts and part of Cengage Learning, today announced the availability of a new Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) database available with its online products – ChiltonDIY, ChiltonPRO and ChiltonLibrary. TSB alerts, issued by automobile manufacturers, recommend procedures for repairing specific problems occurring with a vehicle. Service technicians depend on these alerts to successfully identify and repair problems with vehicles, and Chilton’s database captures and stores this information for easy access.

The new Chilton TSB database includes expanded search criteria capabilities available to customers. Database searches are now possible using several criteria, including system, symptom, diagnostic trouble code and TSB number. A keyword search also allows users to type in any word to find the information quickly.

More than 70,000 TSBs are now available for vehicles produced during the past 20 years. Unlike some competitor databases, TSBs available through the Chilton database are electronically reproduced, rather than scanned, making them easier to read. For even further clarity, the same colors used in Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) bulletins will appear in the Chilton products.

“Automotive technicians are challenged to stay on top of the latest manufacturer updates for a ever-growing number of makes and models,” said David Koontz, Publisher, Chilton. “Chilton’s TSB database helps to manage the updates with easy search options and electronically reproduced OEM bulletins that are easy to read.”

The new Chilton TSB database is available at no additional cost to new and current customers of all of Chilton’s online products, including:
• ChiltonPRO is a cost-effective, electronic repair information system for professional technicians. More information on ChiltonPRO is available at www.chiltonpro.com.
• ChiltonDIY provides quick and easy access to online repair manuals for do-it-yourselfers, and is available at www.chiltondiy.com.
• ChiltonLibrary provides online do-it-yourself repair information for library patrons. Libraries can find out more at www.gale.cengage.com/ChiltonLibrary.

About Cengage Learning and Chilton
Cengage Learning delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, libraries, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are delivered through specialized content, applications and services that foster academic excellence, professional development, and measurable learning outcomes. Chilton, part of Cengage Learning, is an established leader in reference sources for automotive professionals and Do-It-Yourself automotive enthusiasts. For more information on Cengage Learning please visit www.cengage.com. For more information on Chilton products, visit www.chilton.cengage.com.