Road testing/test driving a vehicle for diagnostic purposes or to road test a vehicle after repairs are complete is NOT INCLUDED in all three estimating system IP’s.

Road Test is only included to verify alignment after completion.

Some vehicle OEM’s may require this process to reinitialize the vehicle after scanning and calibration is complete to ensure the vehicle systems are functioning properly.

Considerations for road testing may require cost of fuel as well as vehicle owner approval.

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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