Estimating Tip: CCC/MITCHELL: Wheel R/I not included in Bumper labor times CCC and Mitchell have confirmed that Labor to R/I wheels to gain access to bumper removal is NOT INCLUDED. Its important to always reference the specific vehicle chapter footnotes to verify if any specific operations are included. Audatex may or may not include wheel r/I labor. Always reference the estimate Labor Report. CCC DEG Inquiry 17764 “Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated: After review of your concern, the R&I of Wheel is “Not Included” with Overhaul of Front Bumper.” Mitchell DEG Inquiry 17360 “Proposed Response Text: Thank you for your inquiry, Per p-page for front and rear bumpers, removing and installing the wheel has not been factored into the R&I Bumper labor allowance. Inner fender liners and wheel opening moldings are not included. It would be noted if they were.”
Estimating Tip: CCC / MOTOR Recycled Fenders Recent DEG Inquiry 17694 discusses future MOTOR RACED guide update in fall 2021 “Fender Liner to not be included in how the assembly is serviced” “Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR stated:After doing a study of how recycled/LKQ Fenders are being sold from recyclers throughout the entire country, the statement that the Fender Liner “NEVER” comes with the Fender is not true. How the Fender comes is dependent on whether the Fender Liner is undamaged, the recycler’s business practices, or if the repair facility asks for it when ordered (if available). Due to those variables, MOTOR will update the GTE in the next scheduled update in the fall of 2021 to reflect the Fender Liner to not be included in how the assembly is serviced.”
Estimating Tip: CCC / MOTOR Language Update MOTOR has recently updated the Guide To Estimating (GTE) pages with new language in the Labor Time Premise. Any changes in the GTE are identified in BLUE text. “MOTOR recommends a review of the OE service information at the time of estimate preparation to confirm the OE manufacturer repair procedure(s). MOTOR assumes the repair facility is equipped with the necessary tools, equipment, and training to complete any given repair following published vehicle manufacturer repair procedures.”, equipment, and training to complete any given repair following published vehicle manufacturer repair procedures.” Find access to the MOTOR GTE pages, and other resources in the “Estimate Toolbox” section of the DEG website at www.degweb.org.