Audatex – Additional labor for headliner replacement

DEG Inquiry 14422 clarifies headliners being replaced may require modifications to fit additional components for vehicle specific options. Labor to perform “Repair, fitting or modification of new replacement parts (unless part is being sectioned)" is [...]

2019-08-09T11:46:12-04:00August 5th, 2019|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC – Refinish overlap does not apply on panels refinished in a separate operation

Refinish Overlap does not apply to a component refinished during a procedure separate from the main component. This situation is covered in the “Guide To Estimating: Panel and Component Designation, Individual Procedure Items/Areas” as follows, [...]

2019-07-22T13:28:35-04:00July 22nd, 2019|DEG Estimating Tips|

Audatex – Additional Labor > Calibration/ Scanning Operations

Estimating Tip: Audatex - Additional Labor > Calibration/ Scanning Operations Audatex has been adding various scanning/ calibration operations to the database that may be applicable to the vehicle being repaired. Users can select from pre-defined [...]

2019-07-22T13:22:12-04:00July 15th, 2019|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC, Audatex & Mitchell – Seem Sealer covering fasteners on bolt-on parts

Recent DEG Inquiries 14331, 14330 & 14329. Some vehicles may have seam sealer/protective coatings over fasteners on bolt-on parts which may require additional labor to remove the seam sealer as well as re-applying seam sealers [...]

2019-07-22T13:13:20-04:00July 8th, 2019|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC, Audatex & Mitchell – Transferring of Studs, Brackets & Braces

Recent inquiry 14245 New replacement parts may not come supplied with the appropriate mounting studs, brackets, braces. Replacement labor for these parts are considered NOT INCLUDED unless specifically stated in the part footnote in the [...]

2019-07-03T12:20:37-04:00July 1st, 2019|DEG Estimating Tips|