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Industry Documents

AASP, ASA and SCRS contacted all three Information Providers in regards to Data Privacy. Below is the original request and the responses from the information Providers.

Joint Statement Regarding the Collection and Reporting of Repairer Business Data:

ASA Documented Collision Repair Operations

This document, prepared by ASA’s Collision Division Refinish Subcommittee, provides tools to help collision repair professionals communicate with their local insurance representatives regarding refinish procedures. It includes information on basic procedures for Blend vs. New Panels, LKQ vs. New Panels, Raw Bumper Covers vs. Primed Bumper Covers and Repaired vs. New Panels. In addition, the document contains a checklist of Included and Non-Included Refinish Operations, as well as one listing items to charge for when doing Quarter Panel Refinish Operations. A valuable resource for every collision repairer, feel free to share with your peers in the industry.

ASA/NAPDRT Aluminum Study White Paper

The National Alliance of Paintless Dent Repair Technicians (NAPDRT) approached the Automotive Service Association (ASA) in December of 2015 with a request for any information ASA had on the difference between steel and aluminum panels pursuant to Paintless Dent Repair (PDR). The NAPDRT reported that some of its members were encountering apparent confusion among collision damage estimators as to the differences in the PDR process when repairing steel vs. aluminum panels and were seeking available independent studies to confirm the field experience reported by its members on the differences in the repair process, specifically when dealing with aluminum. Since no such data existed in the ASA Resource Center records, a study was initiated as a cooperative effort between NAPDRT and ASA to document the PDR repair process when dealing with aluminum panels.

10 Steps of Professional Diagnostics

Here’s a flier you can give your customers that will educate them as to the resources, time and training it takes to deliver professional diagnostics and a quality repair. In photos and words, it will tell them about the 10-step process it takes to get their car repaired and back on the road. The flier includes ASA’s Code of Ethics and stresses your shop’s professionalism in providing a quality repair experience for your valued customers.

DEG Raw Bumper OE Shipment Condition

Study the DEG performed in 2010 that shows the condition on OE bumpers, either primed or raw.

ASA Provides Convenient Access to CIC Database Task Force Documents

The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) is a forum designed to allow collision industry stakeholders to come together to discuss issues, build broad understanding, find common ground and communicate to the industry its findings and possible solutions.

ASA previously published its concerns regarding the reintroduction of the bumper prompt currently included in CCC Information Services’ Pathways 4.5 product. The CIC task force recently distributed its comments on the bumper prompt, as well as several paint manufacturer comments on the topic. Those documents are being made available as downloadable PDFs in their original form, as received by the task force members. ASA continues to monitor this situation on behalf its members, and has provided this information for your convenience.

CIC Database Committee – CCC Bumper Prompt Details (overview)

Paint Company responses:

CCC’s response and supplementary materials:

Industry Links

Joint Statement Regarding the Collection and Reporting of Repairer Business Data:

Industry Videos

How incorrect option and accessories can impact your Audatex Estimate labor time

Retroactively apply labor rate to supplements and estimate of record

Mitchell Ultramate: How to add additional labor operations for Radiator Supports

How to quickly navigate multiple parts schematics within a part group

How to quickly navigate multiple parts schematics within a part group

SCRS Education Committee Presents: Performing Diagnostic Scans

What is the Audatex Labor Report and how to get a copy of it

Danny Gredinberg of the DEG Presents: “What happens after 150g” At SCRS open board meeting in Denver, CO April 2018

Windshield Installation and Safety Concerns

Clear Coat inner panels in CCC One

CCC One Bumper Prompt Setup

Search the DEG database

Adding new labor rate category in CCC One

Adding the Aluminum rate to a line in CCC

Best Practices

The following “Best Practices” are provided by our dear friend Toby Chess. These Best Practices can be printed and or saved as .PDF’s and utilized by repairers seeking to add SOP’s into their repair facilities. 

Please note, these best practices are for informational purposes and not to be substituted for following OEM Vehicle Manufactures or Equipment Manufactures procedures. Database Enhancement Gateway assumes no liability in the end user decision on using these best practices

Reference Charts

Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing New Replacement Parts

The Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing New Replacement Parts serves as a quick summary of general, not-included operations, and should be used in addition to procedure pages supplied by individual information providers.

Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations When Installing LKQ Parts

The Reference Chart of Not-Included Operations when Installing LKQ parts serves to establish a baseline of reference materials for common operations when preparing a complete damage assessment and repair estimate.