Estimate Tips

April 24th, 2020 by

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Additional related refinish material calculations Auto Paint Materials Calculation: De-nib & Finesse, Finish Sand and Buff and Mask for Overspray, while coming on the estimate as a “Refinish” Labor Type, do not contribute to the materials calculation when using the “Rates” method. While those operations use materials, it is not at […]

DEG Estimating Tips

March 23rd, 2020 by

Estimating Tips Audatex: Frame Rack Equipment Set-up Times – Audatex DBRM Page 44, Section 4-2 states, “Setup of a vehicle on a frame machine, dedicated bench, or other measuring/straightening devices. Pulling time is not included (Standard Manual Entry M31 is available).“ Because of all the various types of equipment for repair vehicle structures, Audatex does […]

February DEG Estimating Tips

February 18th, 2020 by

Estimating Tips All Three Systems: Safety Inspections – Required inspections after a collision are manufacturer and vehicle specific down to the type of impact the vehicle has sustained. Information on what components need to be inspected and/or replaced after a collision can be found in all the OEM technical websites or using a 3rd party […]

DEG Update

January 30th, 2020 by

CCC: Included/Not Included Headliner Update – In November, CCC/MOTORS updated the “HEADLINER” section of the Guide to Estimating p pages specifically calling out “Interior lower moldings/trim” and “weatherstrip r/i” being NOT INCLUDED. Scenarios where this would apply are when the lower trims overlap the upper trims touching the headliner. Additionally, some surround weather strips around […]

December 2019 DEG Estimating Tip

December 13th, 2019 by

Estimating Tips Audatex: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Pages 153-157 of the Audatex DBRM Guide provides helpful information to commonly asked questions and provides scenarios and answers about the Audatex program. An example of a question answered in the Section 5-2: “Question: Does Flex Additive listed in the “Included Operations” include the cost of the […]

DEG Estimating Tips

October 28th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: A/C Leak Test – Repairs involving air conditioning systems may need a leak test after the system has been recharged. The labor needed to perform a leak test using the various equipment available is NOT INCLUDED and would be an on-the-spot evaluation. Some testing kits may use a consumable product that must […]

August DEG Estimating Tips

August 12th, 2019 by

Estimating Tips     All Three Systems: Transfer of Studs, Brackets, Braces – Recent inquiry 14245 indicates that new replacement parts may not come supplied with the appropriate mounting studs, brackets or braces. Replacement labor for these parts is considered NOT INCLUDED unless specifically stated in the part footnote in the database.   CCC: Labor time […]

June DEG Estimating Tip

June 26th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC – Trunk / Lift Gate Weatherstrip Recent DEG inquiries 14234, 14151 and 14140 revealed database errors for trunk lid/ lift gate weatherstrip. Weatherstrip attached to the body of the vehicle is NOT INCLUDED in the replacement time of the trunk lid or lift gate section of the database unless specifically stated in […]

May DEG Estimating Tip

May 20th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: Refinish Impact Bars – Refinishing of impact bars/bumper reinforcements is a not-included operation in all three estimating systems.   Mitchell/Audatex may have a labor value available in the database to select from.   CCC/MOTORS does not provide labor values for this operation for the following reason: Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR […]

DEG Estimating Tips February 2019

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note […]