DEG News, SCRS

Building A Better Estimate

With the release of the SCRS Guide to Complete Repair Planning, the topic of professional estimate writing has once again taken center stage in the industry. Just like the long-running Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG), the new SCRS publication is a completely free tool provided to shops to help them better document the work they perform – and better demonstrate why they are charging for certain repair procedures. Used together, the DEG and SCRS guide are helping shops throughout the country earn more well-deserved money each and every day. But how many shops are truly using these free services? Is widespread apathy destroying the industry’s greatest opportunity to gain financial strength? This month, we touch base with new DEG Administrator Arthur Harris, former SCRS Board member and veteran auto educator Toby Chess and Hammer & Dolly technical writer Larry Montanez for a frank discussion on why repair shops may be their…