OEM information website access cost is NOT INCLUDED in developed labor times in all three estimating systems. OEM technical information sites offer multiple subscription options available to end users depending on their specific needs and time. Research and disgnostic labor time is also not included in published labor times.
Both labor and subscription cost would require and on the spot evaluation to be added on the repair plan/work order.
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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