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LKQ Parts P-Pages

If you utilize used parts in your repair process you must follow the P-pages outlined for LKQ parts. CCC and Audatex have separate p-pages/columns for used parts. These documents can be found within the estimating system and we also have a current copy on our website. Mitchell does not publish a print or digital copy of their LKQ P-Pages but they can be accessed within the estimating system. Below are a couple of examples of inquiries that we have received in regards to LKQ parts. When replacing an LKQ parts there is a different labor theory then that of an OEM part. For example a used quarter panel. All three estimating system still include the outer quarter and the inner quarter all the way to the floor. I know from my experience and also speaking with several shops that this is not the typical way an LKQ quarter is replaced…

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Overlap In CCC One

Overlap is defined on page G5 of the Motor Guide to estimating as the following: OVERLAP When replacing two or more components the duplication of included labor procedures is known as overlap. Labor procedures (R&R/R&I/D&R) that create overlap include, but are not limited to, mechanical attachment, welding, bonding and/or technician preparation. For example, when replacing a quarter panel and rear body panel on the same vehicle, the common required labor procedures necessary to remove and replace or reinstall these components is known as overlap. When a labor overlap condition exists, less time is required to replace adjoining components collectively than is required when they are replaced individually. Overlap labor information is generally included at the beginning Of each group or subgroup within each chapter. An example is when replacing a quarter panel and rear body panel. Each panel will have a replacement time that includes for all necessary functions, but…

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Adjuster and Shop estimate is different??

The DEG received several inquiries each month because a shop is trying to match or copy an estimate from the insurance company but cannot make the estimates match even though the shop and insurance company are using the same estimating system.  The first question is always “does the insurance companies have a different database then the shops do?? This is a very good questions and something that has been asked several times to the information providers and the response is always no, the shops and insurance companies are on the same database. So why the difference?? There are many factors that can contribute in not being able to match the estimate from an insurance company or adjuster. The first is your user settings. An example would be the bumper prompt in CCC One. The bumper prompt is a user defined function that tells the system if the bumper will be…