Order Chief Thunderbolt Specs Today for a Year's Worth of Access to Vehicle Data

Mar 18, 2014, 12:53 ET from Chief Automotive Technologies

MADISON, Ind., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enable your shop to perform quality collision repairs in 2014 by subscribing to Thunderbolt vehicle specifications from Chief Automotive Technologies. Thunderbolt specs can be ordered from Chief at www.chiefautomotive.com.

Chief provides spec data for more vehicles than anyone else, giving technicians a single resource for accurate repair information. Thunderbolt's comprehensive frame and upper body measurements cover thousands of cars and trucks dating back to 1990, with select vehicles from the 1970s and '80s. Pre-release vehicle data is added continually and updated regularly for customers who order the online version.

Each Thunderbolt entry includes measurements vital to the repair of a collision-damaged vehicle. Measurements include window and door openings, tailgates, hoods, engine compartments, trunks and rear hatches, body openings and body widths. At data resource centers across the globe, Chief personnel measure vehicles themselves with the frames anchored and the suspensions unloaded in order to provide technicians with "real world" data.

"During the repair process, nothing can compensate for inaccurate or out-of-date vehicle specs," says Lee Daugherty, Chief's global data product manager. "No matter what type of frame-straightening equipment you have, you should always start with current spec data to ensure that you are comparing a collision-damaged vehicle to OEM specifications. Because the online version of Thunderbolt is updated regularly, purchasing a subscription equips your shop to repair new vehicles as soon as they hit the street."

Thunderbolt specs are compatible with Chief's LaserLock and Vector live mapping systems, as well as computerized measuring systems made by other manufacturers. In addition to online subscriptions Thunderbolt specs can also be purchased on CD. CD users receive updates twice a year.

To order Thunderbolt vehicle specs, visit www.chiefautomotive.com/vehiclespecifications/thunderboltspecifications.asp. Additional information about the complete line of Chief collision repair products can be found at www.chiefautomotive.com or by calling (800) 445-9262. Chief is active on Twitter, twitter.com/ChiefAutomotive, Facebook, www.facebook.com/ChiefAutomotive and YouTube, www.youtube.com/ChiefAutomotive.

About Chief Automotive Technologies

Chief Automotive Technologies, a Vehicle Service Group (VSG) brand, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-quality collision repair products and services, including frame-pulling equipment, vehicle-anchoring systems, measuring systems, and vehicle frame specifications. Chief is also a leading provider of comprehensive training on structural analysis, measuring, collision theory and design based repair.

VSG comprises nine major collision repair and vehicle lifting brands: Chief Automotive Technologies, Elektron, Rotary Lift®, Forward® Lift, Direct-Lift®, Hanmecson®, Revolution® Lift, Blitz® and nogra®. Based in Madison, Ind., VSG has operations worldwide, including ISO 9001-certified manufacturing facilities on three continents.

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