Category: DEG

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

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

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

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

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. OEM service information may indicate a part is Non Reusable. Additionally All three Estimating IP’s recognize this with a note

DEG Tips

December 18th, 2018 by

CCC/ MOTORS: Updated P Pages GTE Guide – on November 1, CCC/MOTORS updated the P pages/GTE Guide online and within the CCC One estimating program. A live version of the CCC P Pages can be found at: and a pdf copy can be found here: The DEG has made a “Delta” Report of the changes/additions which

Auto Body Shop Owner Alleged Ring Leader of Insurance Fraud Ring in California

November 28th, 2018 by

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance, arrested four people November 16 for allegedly ripping off four auto insurers for more than $34,000 by filing fraudulent insurance claims. One additional suspect was taken into custody Thursday, November 15, 2018. All suspects were booked into the Sacramento County Jail. Detectives from the California Department of Insurance,

Estimating Tips from the DEG

November 28th, 2018 by

Mitchell: Tesla Database Now Available – Mitchell has officially launched the Tesla vehicle database for the Model S, X and Model 3. Additionally, improved VIN decoding options are now available.   Please note, this is not an approval for every body shop to work on Tesla vehicles. Non-approved Tesla body shops should still check with Tesla

Plant opens for electric air conditioning compressors: MAHLE strengthens its systems competence in electric vehicles

November 23rd, 2018 by

 MAHLE has opened its first production plant for electric compressors. MAHLE will manufacture e-compressors for international automobile manufacturers at the production location in Balassagyarmat/Hungary and has already obtained several customer projects. Series production will start in 2019.   First MAHLE production line for e-compressors Electric compressors remove the link between air conditioning systems and combustion

IRS Publishes Tax Reform Resources for Small Business

November 23rd, 2018 by

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is reminding business taxpayers to learn about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the new tax law passed end of last year, may affect them. Among other things, the new law may change their tax rates and impact the quarterly estimated tax payments they are required to make during