Estimating Tips

Cooling fan operation test is NOT INCLUDED

All three estimating systems (Audatex, CCC, and Mitchell): Cooling fan operation test is NOT INCLUDED DEG Inquiry 20268, CCC: “After review, testing operation of the cooling fan would not be an included operation when R&I/R&R cooling fan is selected.” DEG Inquiry 20269, Audatex : “Per Audatex Internal Guidelines, the labor time to bring a vehicle to operating temperature to check the cooling fan operation and operate the A/C to check the A/C Cooling fan operation is not included in our labor times. This time should be manually added at users’ discretion” DEG Inquiry 20270, Mitchell: “Mitchell Estimating’s Labor to R&I/ R&R the Cooling Fan Does Not Include any allowance to operate the Cooling System to normal operating Temperature”

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NOT INCLUDED body/ structural repair operations

Estimating Tip: Audatex : NOT INCLUDED body/ structural repair operations It is often beneficial to the end-user to know exactly what additional operations are included and what operations need to be factored separately on the estimate. DEG Inquiry 19992 asks Audatex to respond to specific steps: “The following procedures are not included according to Audatex internal guidelines: Release bonding hot air blower, install temporary and replace panel (create templates), place and remove the vehicle on the alignment bench, clean joint areas, clean flanges with wire brush, prime junction areas, restore protective sealant, install standard cavity protection.”

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CCC/ MOTOR- Air Bag System Diagnosis / Scanning operation

Estimating Tip: CCC/ MOTOR- Air Bag System Diagnosis / Scanning operation DEG Inquiry 20271 response from MOTORS “After review of MOTOR data, the estimated work time applied to “Airbag System Diagnosis” includes the use of a Scan Tool, clearing “Air Bag” fault codes and/or recording fault codes that won’t clear, the estimated work time does not include component repairs. Please Note: The labor of airbag diagnoses may also be considered when performing pre and post scans. If additional labor for diagnoses is required during your scanning, an on-the-spot evaluation should be agreed up on parties involved.”