Collision repair facilities performing mechanical operations may find incomplete information in the GTE Pages about included or not included operations. Unless noted in the database part selection footnote, estimators and technicians should consider the part and replacement time if displayed to install the selected component as a stand-alone operation and nothing else to be included in the operation.

As an example, if a part requires a bleed procedure to be performed, this should be considered as additional labor and part/fluid cost unless the part selection footnote says otherwise.

Always refer to the OEM’s technical information for any notes when performing repairs. OEM technical information sites can be found at

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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