Chilton Announces the Release of ChiltonEstimating; an Online Estimating Tool for Professional Automotive Technicians

Clifton Park, NY – September 12, 2011 –Chilton, part of Cengage Learning and an established leader in reference sources for automotive professionals and Do-It-Yourself automotive enthusiasts, today announced the release of ChiltonEstimating, a convenient new online tool to aid professional automotive technicians with estimates, work orders and invoices, using Chilton’s trusted labor times.

ChiltonEstimating provides easy access to current labor times with all content available online and can be easily accessed through any web-enabled computer. Adding to the convenience, the product provides users with the ability to open two work orders simultaneously, therefore saving crucial time and money. Unlike books or CDs with similar content, the information within ChiltonEstimating is continuously updated to ensure that users are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information when completing an estimate. Additionally, all important customer information within ChiltonEstimating is stored safely online, rather than locally on a computer, so data cannot be lost or destroyed in the event that a computer crashes or malfunctions.

“We understand that technicians need up-to-date information readily available in order to provide complete and accurate estimates,” said David Koontz, publisher, Chilton. “ChiltonEstimating was designed to be completely online and paper-free, allowing users to get the job done accurately and efficiently, therefore saving today’s busy technicians from wasting precious time and money.”

While rich with features and content, the main goal in creating ChiltonEstimating was to make the estimate process run more seamless for technicians. As there is nothing to download or install, all technicians can easily access the product and navigate the many options including:

  • Easy downloads of all customer contact information for customer outreach and marketing.
  • Automatic calculation of labor charges, taxes and parts prices.
  • Creation of professional estimates for customers and worksheets for technicians.
  • Effortless customer communication using easy-to-read printouts that show all labor and parts.
  • Ability to select any of three labor times for application – warranty, normal and severe.

 For more information on ChiltonEstimating or any other automotive training and reference product from Chilton, please visit www.chiltonestimating.com or www.chilton.cengage.com.

About Cengage Learning and Chilton
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. 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.

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