Estimating Tips – Collision

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 scenarios when a bumper is being O/H for repair, the REMOVAL of the adhesive wheel opening moldings is NOT INCLUDED.

CCC: Honda Civic Bumper Reinforcements – DEG Inquiry 16531 footnote on front bumper reinforcement currently states “Part cannot be reused/reinstalled”

The current footnote in CCC regarding the reinforcement is an error and has been updated to “LABOR: Time is after bumper cover is removed. Time does not include R&R bumper cover or overhaul.” This change will start to appear on the UM release date 8/3/2020.

Replacement of the reinforcement is NOT needed if the part is not damaged. Please reference up-to-date repair information from the OEM.

Mitchell: Recycled Part Operations (ATG) – Mitchell has made changes in the way Recycled Part labor operations are developed.

Mitchell has provided feedback on Inquiry 16546: “In an effort to simplify overlap between the ATG (Assembly Time Guide) and CEG (Collision Estimating Guide), we no longer publish labor times for bolt on components or assemblies in the ATG.

Operations can be selected from the CEG, and the part type changed to LKQ. CEG labor times, and CEG P-page logic apply.

ATG P-pages do not apply to CEG labor times.

When utilizing an operation from ATG, with a published ATG allowance, the ATG P-pages are applicable.

What would not be included are any considerations for the removal of components serviced with the ATG assembly.”

An example of CEG time on a RECY component would be a RECY door arriving in the same condition as a NEW replacement part.

Audatex: Grille Labor Considerations – Recent DEG Inquiry 16535 states “It is not possible to determine if an assembly is delivered completely assembled or requiring some assembly. Therefore, parts that are not delivered as an assembly that will require additional labor to bring the part to the assembly condition will require a labor allowance at the discretion of the end user. “

An example would be some RAM grilles coming unassembled from the manufacturer, requiring additional assembly.

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