ALBANY, NY – Thomson Delmar Learning, a provider of materials for English language teaching and learning throughout the world, has released the Chilton 2007 Labor Guide Manuals and CD-ROM. These updated versions include hundreds of new labor operations, such as maintenance services and electronic system diagnosis. Available in CD-ROM format or as a Domestic and Import Manual Set, the Chilton 2007 Labor Guide covers cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs for model-years 1981 through the current year.

This guide includes labor times for standard, severe, and OEM warranty situations. Accepted by most insurance and extended warranty companies, Chilton labor times consider the real-world environment in which technicians work. Vehicle makes and models conform to current Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) standards. Each OEM is arranged alphabetically by section for easy reference, and improved indexing means easier access to today’s repair industry standards.

The Guide CD-ROM automatically calculates labor charges, taxes, and additional parts accounting for total job estimates. Professional estimates for customers and worksheets for technicians can be created and printed at any time. The Chilton Labor Guide CD-ROM also keeps track of prior customers, estimates, and allows users to enter time and rates for their own parts or service packages.

For those who prefer manual reference materials, the Chilton 2007 Labor Guide Manual Set is split into two volumes: domestic and imported vehicles. Users will find referencing easier with tabs displaying contents by manufacturer and model, two indexes — labor operations and systems — in each model group, and page numbering that includes the manufacturer code so the reader knows where they are in the manual. Each volume is arranged alphabetically by manufacturer to make navigating quick and easy.