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

MADISON, Ind., March 25, 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

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“During the repair process, nothing can compensate for inaccurate or out-of-date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(TM) and Vector(TM) live
mapping(TM) 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
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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SOURCE Chief Automotive Technologies

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