Some vehicle chapters in all three information providers may list specific notes about a part being one time use or specific information from the OEM. It is important to confirm this information directly in the OEM service repair manual from the OEM direct. Solely relying on 3rd party information may not be the most up to date information available while the information providers are updating the systems to reflect.

Example of this scenario would be recent inquiry 14090 where the footnotes reflected information that was changed by the OEM in 2018.

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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