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Clearing Customer Data NOT INCLUDED

Estimating Tip- All three estimating systems. Clearing Customer Data NOT INCLUDED CCC – DEG Inquiry 20794 “After review of your concern, this is not a MOTOR supported operation, The estimated work time for clearing data would need to be an On-the -Spot evaluation mutually agreed upon by estimators.” Mitchell – DEG Inquiry 20795 “Mitchell does not account for clearing data regarding navigation, HomeLink garage door settings or cell phone connectivity in any published labor allowance.” Audatex – DEG inquiry 20793 “We have reviewed your inquiry. Audatex does not provide a labor operation for clearing data from vehicle. Due to the amount of factors that can be involved depending the data stored, it is not possible to define a standard labor time for this operation. The time should be added manually by the estimate preparer. No changes warranted at this time.”

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Measuring Paint MIL Thickness Not included

Estimating Tip- Measuring Paint MIL Thickness Not included CCC DEG Inquiry 19625 “• Measuring the MIL thickness of paint is not included in the estimated work time. • The cost of materials for any ultrasonic couplant gels would not be included. • The labor time and cost of materials to measure and manufacture a radial template would not be included”   Mitchell DEG inquiry 14513 “Measuring material thickness is not factored into the development of labor times.”