Pages 153-157 of Audatex DBRM Guide provides helpful information to commonly asked questions and provides scenarios and answers about Audatex program.
An example of a question answered in the 5-2
“Question: Does Flex Additive listed in the “Included Operations” include the cost of the flex additive?
Answer: Audatex includes the time in the labor. However, the estimate preparer decides what is, or is not included in the Paint Materials. For additional information, refer to section 4-4 Refinish Guidelines – Paint Materials and Paint Materials and Costs.”
The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.
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