Estimating Tip: Alldata- Technicians Reference- Collision

Watch our latest tip on accessing Alldata’s newest feature of "Technicians Reference- Collision" with access to OEM Position Statements, Bulletins and Global brand repair overview documents. https://youtu.be/6Dh8KRqqIJY For more information about SCRS, or to join [...]

2021-01-11T10:25:08-05:00January 11th, 2021|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: CCC – Refinishing “Break Point”

Recent DEG Inquiry 17409 states “After review, when refinishing a "Welded-On Panel" the requirement is to refinish to the nearest "Break-Point", because creating a Blend-Line at a "Non-Break Point" may result in "Refinish Deterioration". Your [...]

2020-12-18T14:30:56-05:00December 28th, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: Audatex –Wire harness attached to bumper covers NOT INCLUDED

Recent DEG Inquiry 17326 Response from Audatex regarding parking sensor harness attached to bumpers during overhaul operation. “We do not allow time on any harness in accordance with Database Reference Manual Section 4-2 Labor Exclusions. [...]

2020-12-14T14:16:09-05:00December 14th, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Masking within refinished panel perimeter NOT INCLUDED

Recent DEG Inquiry 17278 response from Mitchell states "Perimeter masking is included up to 36 inches, areas requiring masking within the perimeter have not been factored into the refinish allowance." An example of masking within [...]

2020-12-15T09:18:06-05:00December 7th, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: CCC – Rear Body replacement “Rear Compartment Trim (as necessary)”

Recent DEG Inquiry 17218 states when a user sees a footnote "Rear Compartment Trim (as necessary)" is the general description used to describe any "Trim" that directly attaches to the inside of the "Rear Body [...]

2020-11-20T14:41:46-05:00November 23rd, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Duplicate R/I and or Fitting operations

Some labor operations in all three estimating systems may included operations which are only accounted for 1 time to be done in the labor operation. If duplicate r/I or fitting operations are done, this would [...]

2020-11-16T09:57:54-05:00November 16th, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Checking and filling Transmission Fluid (ATF)

Inquiry 17115 identified that Checking and Filling ATF is not factored into the Radiator labor time. Additional labor for Checking, Filling and Fluid cost is NOT included and would be an on the spot evaluation. [...]

2020-11-09T10:10:07-05:00November 9th, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|

Estimating Tip: Audatex – Tesla Model 3 HV Battery disable

Recent DEG Inquiry 16931 for Audatex has updated the Model 3 HV Battery disable labor and provided feedback about the operation. Some vehicle repairs may require multiple duplicated procedures throughout various repair stages. “We have [...]

2020-11-02T10:10:02-05:00November 2nd, 2020|DEG Estimating Tips|
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