Category: Collision

August DEG Estimating Tips

August 12th, 2019 by

Estimating Tips     All Three Systems: Transfer of Studs, Brackets, Braces – Recent inquiry 14245 indicates that new replacement parts may not come supplied with the appropriate mounting studs, brackets or braces. Replacement labor for these parts is considered NOT INCLUDED unless specifically stated in the part footnote in the database.   CCC: Labor time

BASF Supports Refinish Training Program at Guilford College in North Carolina

July 19th, 2019 by

BASF announced its support for the automotive refinish training facility at Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) in Greensboro, N.C. BASF supported the efforts to open the 29,000-square-foot training center on Guilford’s campus that continues to host classes each quarter, including R-M and Glasurit certification, buffing, and color matching. With three downdraft prep booths set up

DEG Estimating Tips

July 19th, 2019 by

Audatex: Understanding Overlap – Page 38 of Audatex DBRM explains how overlap is applied. “There are two methods of overlap deduction. They are: Guide Number Order: This method will include an operation on the lowest guide number first and then not count it on any higher guide number. Internal Labor Coding: In this method, labor operations

TechForce Foundation to Benefit from Las Vegas Concours

July 19th, 2019 by

The Las Vegas Concours d’Elegance has named TechForce Foundation as the charity beneficiary of its Opening Night Gala on Friday, October 25, at the Keep Memories Alive event venue in downtown Las Vegas. This extravaganza will welcome hundreds of car enthusiasts and those who value and support technical education. The Gala will be part of

June DEG Estimating Tip

June 26th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC – Trunk / Lift Gate Weatherstrip Recent DEG inquiries 14234, 14151 and 14140 revealed database errors for trunk lid/ lift gate weatherstrip. Weatherstrip attached to the body of the vehicle is NOT INCLUDED in the replacement time of the trunk lid or lift gate section of the database unless specifically stated in

Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison

June 26th, 2019 by

Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison Ohio man ordered to pay over $75,000 and serve one year in prison. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that David Nichols, 69, of Marysville, Ohio, who was convicted of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit air bags, was sentenced to serve one year in prison and ordered to

Counterfeit Airbag Supplier Sentenced To Prison

June 25th, 2019 by

Ohio man ordered to pay over $75,000 and serve one year in prison. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that David Nichols, 69, of Marysville, Ohio, who was convicted of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit air bags, was sentenced to serve one year in prison and ordered to pay $75,846 in restitution by U.S.

May DEG Estimating Tip

May 20th, 2019 by

All Three Systems: Refinish Impact Bars – Refinishing of impact bars/bumper reinforcements is a not-included operation in all three estimating systems.   Mitchell/Audatex may have a labor value available in the database to select from.   CCC/MOTORS does not provide labor values for this operation for the following reason: Estimated Release Date: Closed Proposed Resolution: MOTOR

SkillsUSA Students Meet with Federal Legislators to Advocate for Career and Technical Education

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

DEG Estimating Tips February 2019

February 11th, 2019 by

Estimating Tip: CCC, Mitchell & Audatex – Quick Reference Chart Moldings and Decal Operations DEG has made a quick reference chart showing included and not included operations for moldings and decals for repair situations. http://degweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Quick-Reference-moldings-and-decals.xlsx OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note