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Estimating Tip: CCC / MOTOR Recycled Fenders

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.”

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Estimating Tip: CCC / MOTOR Language Update

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.

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Estimating Tip: Toyota Grille Emblem

Estimating Tip: Toyota Grille Emblem DEG Inquiry 17605 addresses a 2016 Toyota Camry grille displaying the emblem as included with the grille assembly in the estimating system. When the grille was received by the repair facility, the emblem was not serviced as part of the assembly as indicted in the diagram based on the Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC). Upon further investigation Motor States: “The Toyota EPC still displays the assembly part numbers as the only valid listings. However, after a lot of research we have confirmed and agree with DEG assessment that multiple components have replaced a no longer available assembly. The chapter will be updated and resent to CCC with the changes on 02/05/2021.”   Regardless of the estimating system being utilized, users should be aware of vehicles with ADAS options, where the emblem may be the only difference in the assembly. Repairers noticing emblems not coming as part…