Estimating Tips, Press Release

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip: Audatex- Vapor Barrier may be NOT INCLUDED Audatex DBRM States that when replacing a new door shell, labor to R&I “Vapor Barrier” is included. An example where the vapor barrier may be NOT INCLUDED, is when the vapor barrier needs R&I or R&R to gain access to an inner door shell component for a repair/ refinish scenario when the door is not being replaced. Audatex RFR team has clarified non “drawn in parts” (parts not listed or in the parts schematic) in Audatex database and not identified in Audatex DBRM Section 4-3. This may also include ancillary parts attached to a major component. Users can submit a DEG Inquiry when an operation in question is not addressed by the labor report for additional feedback from Audatex. Final DEG note: If adhesive backed vapor barriers are to be reused, any additional labor and materials to clean and reapply adhesive…

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Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Crack Inspection using dye penetrant

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Crack Inspection using dye penetrant   Dye penetrant testing to inspect for non-visible cracks or defects is a process that may need to be performed during damage diagnosis, part inspection or in-process after welding work is completed.   Labor and material costs to perform a dye penetrant crack inspection is NOT INCLUDED in published labor times and would require an on-the-spot evaluation.   Areas where crack inspections are commonly performed include vehicle structures, castings, suspension, and engine components where cracks may not be visible without aid.    

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CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Recycled Assembly Considerations

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex- Recycled Assembly Considerations Utilization of a recycled part for a repair is decision between the vehicle owner and their chosen repair facility. When considering the costs associated with a recycled part it is important to understand the additional labor, parts and materials that may be necessary to bring the part to usable condition. The following considerations are NOT INCLUDED in all three estimating systems.