Category: Collision

SCRS Successfully Advocates to Preserve the 1963 Consent Decree

September 1st, 2020 by

SCRS Successfully Advocates to Preserve the 1963 Consent Decree Mechanicsville, Virginia, August 13, 2020 – The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has received assurances from contacts in the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Senate Judiciary Committee that the agreement in U.S. v. Association of Casualty and Surety Companies, et al (1963 Consent Decree) […]

Estimating Tips – Collision

September 1st, 2020 by

Estimating Tips CCC: Adhesive Wheel Opening Moldings (Audi Q5) – Inquiry 16513 “Note: The Wheel Opening Molding is standard equipment on the S-Line and SQ5 model Bumper Covers. MOTOR only lists the Wheel Opening Moldings in those bumper groups. The estimated work time is for installation only and is included with R&R and Overhaul.“ In […]

TechForce Announces Griffin Howland FutureTechs Rock Grand Prize Winner

April 24th, 2020 by

The TechForce Foundation announced the 2020 FutureTechs Rock Awards Grand Prize Winner is Griffin Howland, a senior in high school attending Pickens County Career and Technology College, in Liberty, S.C. TechForce the award to honor our student community and recognize those who have a promising future and will shape the transportation industry. Griffin’s nominator stated, […]

Absent Traffic Jams, Many Drivers Getting More Reckless

April 24th, 2020 by

Emptier streets may be encouraging some drivers to flaunt traffic safety laws, including speed limits. Despite there being far fewer vehicles on the road due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, state highway safety officials across the country are seeing a severe spike in speeding. Many states have reported alarming speed increases, with some noting a significant […]

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body

April 24th, 2020 by

Driven Brands Announces Acquisition of Fix Auto USA Collision Repair Franchisor and Auto Center Auto Body Franchise operator adds 150 franchise collision repair centers to its network and 10 company owned stores. Driven Brands today officially announced its acquisition of Fix Auto USA (FUSA) and Auto Center Auto Body, Inc. (ACAB). The addition adds nearly […]

Estimate Tips

April 24th, 2020 by

Estimating Tip: Mitchell – Additional related refinish material calculations Auto Paint Materials Calculation: De-nib & Finesse, Finish Sand and Buff and Mask for Overspray, while coming on the estimate as a “Refinish” Labor Type, do not contribute to the materials calculation when using the “Rates” method. While those operations use materials, it is not at […]

DEG Estimating Tips

March 23rd, 2020 by

Estimating Tips Audatex: Frame Rack Equipment Set-up Times – Audatex DBRM Page 44, Section 4-2 states, “Setup of a vehicle on a frame machine, dedicated bench, or other measuring/straightening devices. Pulling time is not included (Standard Manual Entry M31 is available).“ Because of all the various types of equipment for repair vehicle structures, Audatex does […]

NHTSA Grants Low-Speed Driverless Delivery Vehicle Safety Exemption to Test Up to 5000 Vehicles on Public Roads

February 18th, 2020 by

Nuro plans to begin public testing in Houston, Texas within weeks. NHTSA announced February 6 that it granted Nuro’s request for a temporary exemption from some low-speed vehicle standard requirements. The exemption will allow the company to deploy up to 5,000 of its 2nd generation low-speed, occupantless electric delivery vehicle, the “R2.” Unlike a conventional […]

February DEG Estimating Tips

February 18th, 2020 by

Estimating Tips All Three Systems: Safety Inspections – Required inspections after a collision are manufacturer and vehicle specific down to the type of impact the vehicle has sustained. Information on what components need to be inspected and/or replaced after a collision can be found in all the OEM technical websites or using a 3rd party […]

DEG Update

January 30th, 2020 by

CCC: Included/Not Included Headliner Update – In November, CCC/MOTORS updated the “HEADLINER” section of the Guide to Estimating p pages specifically calling out “Interior lower moldings/trim” and “weatherstrip r/i” being NOT INCLUDED. Scenarios where this would apply are when the lower trims overlap the upper trims touching the headliner. Additionally, some surround weather strips around […]