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Non-Reusable Parts

The DEG addresses the issue of Non-reusable parts. A non-reusable part is an item on the vehicle that the OEM recommends replacing after it has been removed during the repair process. Some of these non-reusable parts are listed in the estimating database as a footnote but many are not and are only found in the vehicle repair manuals. If you search the DEG database you will find several inquiries that we have submitted to the information providers, asking if they will add a footnote to the database that addresses a non-reusable item. Typically, once the information provider receives the inquiry they confirm with the OEM that the part is a non-reusable item and they will add a footnote to the estimating system. The vapor barrier on a door and rear bumper step pads are two examples of non-reusable parts, but there are also several safety items that the OEM recommends…