Torqueing of fasteners in the repair process is INCLUDED in published labor times.
Labor to look up or the cost associated with locating the torque specifications is NOT included.
Always consult OEM Repair procedures if any fasters must be replaced as they may be onetime use.
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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