Egg in Your Palm……

October 13th, 2020 by

Article By: John Hill “Hold on like there is an egg between your palms and the grips”. “Don’t look where you are; look where you’re going”. These were the instructions from a British riding instructor who was with us on an adventure bike ride in Moab, Utah a few years back. We were all riding […]

Estimating Tip: Audatex – Section 5-2 FAQ

October 5th, 2020 by

In 2020 Audatex DBRM was updated with new FAQ (Frequently asked questions) regarding refinishing of the back side of replacement panels. Question: Does Audatex refinish times allow for refinishing the backside of the panels like fenders and quarter panels? Answer: The replacement refinish allowance for fenders and quarter panels does not account for refinishing the […]

CCC – Lowering Headliners for access

October 5th, 2020 by

Recent DEG Inquiry 16791 addresses when an headliner “lowering” operation is included with another component labor operation time that “If the repair facility decided to remove the headliner rather than raise/re-lower, that would require an on the spot evaluation and manual line entry. MOTOR cannot predict how many times the shop would need to raise/lower […]

Audatex – Flex Additive Materials NOT INCLUDED

October 5th, 2020 by

Some repairers may experience a bill payer stating that “Flex additive Materials are included in Audatex”. To clarify this topic, Audatex users should reference the following information in Audatex DBRM guide to clarify the following information on Flex Additive Materials: On Page 43 Section 4-2 Labor exclusions: “Refinish Materials are NOT INCLUDED in Audatex Refinish Labor Values” […]