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Press Release

DEG Welcomes KABA as Newest Gold Level Sponsor

      For Immediate Release For Additional Information Contact: Danny Gredinberg (302) 423-0207   DEG Welcomes KABA as Newest Gold Level Sponsor   2/9/2021, Colorado Springs, Colorado – The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) introduces the newest Gold level sponsor, the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA). DEG users are able to use the free online resource to help identify, address and resolve omitted and inaccurate information found in the estimating programs through a standardized inquiry process for all three estimating systems. The database can also be utilized to verify and document necessary operations that have been addressed by other users, and confirmed by the information provider. “We are all really proud to recognize KABA for sponsoring with a generous contribution to help invest in industry resources that are having a positive impact on their membership. KABA’s support of our program helps to maintain the DEG as a free resource for the Collision…

Estimating Tips

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…

Estimating Tips

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex – “In- Proc repair scan”

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell and Audatex – “In- Proc repair scan” CCC users will see “In-proc repair scan” operation in the “Vehicle Diagnostics” tab. DEG Inquiry 17537 Explains “CCC defines In Process Scan as: Any scan completed after pre-repair scan and before post-repair scan.” As an example, this operation may be needed after reenergizing a hybrid/ electric vehicle in the middle of a repair process to continue repairs of the vehicle before the final reassembly, and post- repair scan. CCC is currently the only information provider offering this specific selection as a database item. All three information providers (CCC, Mitchell and Audatex) consider this step to be NOT INCLUDED.