Vehicles may require a pre-wash prior to starting repairs to remove contaminants, dirt, grime, and/or debris. This process is NOT INCLUDED in the information provider’s labor times.

After repairs are complete, final wash, detail and clean-up of the repair process is NOT INCLUDED in labor times.

Both process’ would require an on the spot evaluation of appropriate material cost and labor.

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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