“Van and SUV” have a separate set of labor inclusions and not included operations on side panel / corner panel (quarter panel) replacements vs a standard vehicle application. It is important to refer to the correct section of the guide when performing a replacement and ensuring the correct not included operations are being listed correctly.
Example of common error is the NOT INCLUDED operation of the 2nd and/ or 3rd row seats if r/I is needed. The database may show INC when selected, but the p pages state otherwise.
Any errors found during the estimating process, please submit a DEG Inquiry to correct the situation with the appropriate information provider.
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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