Recent updates to Audatex DBRM Section 4-2 Labor Exclusions added that “Drain, Refill and/or Top off Windshield Washer Fluid” is NOT INCLUDED in published labor time.

Recent Inquiry 15607 found a database logic error regarding the body weatherstrip showing included in rocker panel replacement/ section. The MOTORS GTE P pages clearly state that “Weatherstrip pull back” is included. When selecting full R/I, the labor defaults to included.

End users would need to make manual line changes when performing a FULL R&I. Confirmed statements from CCC/MOTORS discusses this issue on inquiry 15607 due to logic of rocker and center pillar parts.

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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