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Thomson Delmar Learning Launches ChiltonPRO Electronic Automotive Repair Information System


New, Cost-Effective Alternative for the Professional Market Available in Online or DVD Format

Albany, NY, 5/1/06, Thomson Delmar Learning, the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets and part of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), today launched a new electronic automotive repair information system for the professional market. ChiltonPRO, is a new tool covering more than twenty years of domestic and import vehicles in an online or DVD format. ChiltonPRO solves several basic data needs in one seamless product package offering technicians access to all of Chilton’s auto repair information for the first time.

“For decades our customers have come to depend on Chilton’s for the best in automotive information,” said David Koontz, publisher, Thomson Delmar Learning. “We are proud to provide easy, electronic and affordable access to the same trusted information for shop owners and other technicians through this new professional offering.”

Designed for the shop owner, certified technician and corporate buyer, ChiltonPRO includes diagnostics data, labor times and mechanical service information. ChiltonPRO delivers up-to-date information including OEM recommended maintenance schedules, OEM Technical Service Bulletins, and instructor-designed diagnostics. Step-by-step mechanical procedures are clear and easy to understand with more photographs than the competitive products on the market. ChiltonPRO demonstrates unique content with diagnostic training, body information and ASE test preparation, all with strong service and support from Chilton.

Using ChiltonPRO, customers will come to understand system operation by accessing more explanations and theory than found in other automotive repair systems. Key Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) available through ChiltonPRO help customers stay current, and the electronic format allows for easy printing.

Unique to the market, ChiltonPRO resources include information on body components. In addition, ChiltonPRO is the only single product to include information in electronic format on classic models from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s as well as current vehicles. ChiltonPRO online and DVD products are available via a monthly subscription plan and are the most cost effective information solutions available. ChiltonPRO allows automotive technicians to create better estimates using labor times developed with real world factors.

For 80 years, Chilton products have set the standard for reference sources for automotive professionals. For a complete list of all Chilton products, visit

About The Thomson Corporation and Thomson Delmar Learning

The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), with 2005 revenues of $8.7 billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. Thomson Delmar Learning ( is the leading provider of lifelong learning products and services for the health care, technology and trades, and career education markets. Thomson Delmar Learning’s market-leading imprints include Autodesk Press, Chilton, Milady, NetLearning, OnWord Press, Singular Publishing Group, and West Legal Studies.


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