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 and on most newer vehicles it is not even possible. Also when replacing a bolt on part the LKQ labor time is to bolt the panel to the vehicle and does not include any labor time to R&I parts.
DEG Inquiry 6114
QUARTER PANEL REPLACEMENT
WAS QUESTIONING THE LOCK PILLAR BEING INCLUDED INTO THE USED QUARTER PANEL REPLACEMENT. YOU CAN\’T GET TO THE LOCK PILLAR, WHICH IS PART OF THE UNISIDE, WITHOUT FIRST DRILLING AND REMOVING THE QUARTER PANEL.
ADD TIME FOR FOR REPLACEMENT/SECTIONG LOCK PILLAR
According to the “Recycled Assemblies Guide To Estimating, Quarter Section,”
“Assembly is serviced with quarter outer panel, quarter inner structure, wheelhouse, lock pillar, tail lamp pocket, and extensions. Time is to cut through the quarter and back glass openings in the sail panel and at the base of the dogleg lock pillar area and rear body panel seam.”
The estimated work time for the Lock Pillar is included with the Recycled Assemblies Quarter Panel.
No changes required”