This website has a great deal of valuable information such as:
Shows in detail the included and not included operations for CCC and Mitchell as of 2019. This will help you with your estimates in the event you have a question regarding an estimating system.
-Provides OEM website information along with OEM position statements
- Estimating tips
-Has Knowledge Base which has bullet points on repair issues
-Shops can also ask a technical or estimating question, and DEGWEB will email an answer back
-Has Knowledge Base which has bullet points on repair issues similar to what is listed below:
-Estimating Tip: CCC, Audatex and Mitchell - 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 stated:
After review, MOTOR has determined that paint found on factory installed impact bars is an artifact of the factory refinish process (over-spray). Impact bars may come from the factory refinished in various stages of completeness and quality.
MOTOR does not take the position that the impact bar should not be returned to pre-accident condition. However, determining the estimated work time to refinish impact bars in various stages of completeness and quality, if refinished at all, is best left up to the judgment of estimators using an on-the-spot evaluation.