Mitchell – Air Bag / SRS Component Inspection and Replacement Tables

Mitchell has published a comprehensive list of parts and inspections required after SRS/ Airbag deployment. This information is available online here: http://static.mymitchell.com/static/webhelp/ppages/abt/1033/index.htm Users will need to click on the “Air Bag/ SRS Component Inspection & [...]

2018-12-03T10:52:16+00:00December 3rd, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC, Audatex & Mitchell – Additional Labor for ADAS Measurement

Vehicles equipped with ADAS Blind Spot Monitor systems may have a procedure in the workshop manual to measure the mounting bracket position. This procedure can be labor intensive and require additional r/I work to access [...]

2018-11-26T10:56:18+00:00November 26th, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

All Three Estimating Systems – 2019 Chevy Silverado Database Update

All three information providers have provided feedback for the new redesigned 2019 Chevy Silverado database being released. CCC • 2019 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup: Estimated delivery from MOTOR to CCC is 11/30/2018. If received on this [...]

2018-11-26T11:01:11+00:00November 19th, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

All Three Estimating Systems – Secondary Color / E-Coat Color Duplication

Refinish labor to duplicate factory “E-coat”/Overspray appearance on non-visible back side/undersides is NOT INCLUDED. Refinish times also does not include color matching, mixing the appropriate color variant and labor to mask interior surfaces. As always, [...]

2018-11-06T10:34:00+00:00November 5th, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC, Audatex & Mitchell – Quick Reference Chart Pre/Post Scan Included/Not Included Labor Options

The DEG has developed a quick reference chart of included/not included labor operations on repairs requiring pre/post scan,initializing and calibration. To download this chart, click here. The estimating databases are all intended to be [...]

2018-10-22T11:54:00+00:00October 22nd, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

CCC, Audatex & Mitchell- Quick Reference of Repair Conditions Involving Seam Sealers and Protective Coatings for Welded Panel Labor

The DEG has developed a quick reference chart of Included and not Included labor operations when working with repairs involving the following conditions. To download this chart, click here. The estimating databases are all [...]

2018-10-15T11:04:02+00:00October 15th, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|

Audatex – Glass Sealant Part Selection and Labor

Recent Audatex Inquiries 12661 and 12720 discuss how bonded quarter glass labor is assigned when selecting the “Quarter Glass Sealant Kit” and the “Quarter Glass” part itself. “We have reviewed the current Audatex labor procedures [...]

2018-10-15T10:59:41+00:00October 8th, 2018|DEG Estimating Tips|