Cooling fan operation test is NOT INCLUDED

June 6, 2022

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”