DEG Inquiry 11562 explains Mitchell does not develop refinish times for brackets, braces, minor components, and interior structure parts of a vehicle. This will require an on the spot evaluation and a manual entry for such needed repairs. Individual refinish times are not developed for brackets, braces, minor components, or interior structure.
Should a component require refinish individually, Mitchell Estimating provides functionality to allow the user to manually input a refinish time for
“PLEASE REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING FROM THE LABOR GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION OF THE PROCEDURE EXPLANATIONS, UNDER COMPREHENSIVE LABOR TIMES:
COMPREHENSIVE LABOR TIME WHILE COMPLETENESS IS STRIVED FOR IN EACH GUIDE, THERE WILL BE INSTANCES, HOWEVER, IN WHICH A LABOR TIME HAS NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR AN OPERATION AT THE TIME OF PUBLICATION. IF AN ITEM REQUIRES REPLACEMENT AND CAN BE REPLACED AS AN INDIVIDUAL
ITEM BUT SHOWS NO TIME, A TIME SHOULD BE AGREED UPON AMONG ALL PARTIES AND RECORDED ON THE DAMAGE REPORT. IT ALSO SHOULD NOT BE INFERRED THAT A COMPONENT WITH NO ESTABLISHED MITCHELL LABOR TIME HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN ANOTHER COMPONENTS LABOR ALLOWANCE.”
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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