SCRS Members,

Missing Labor If the labor time for a component is missing from your estimating system you should not assume that the labor is included with another operation. Mitchel states in DEG inquiry 7872 that, "it is not to be inferred that a component with no established Mitchell labor time has been included in another." CCC/Motor say, "All operations listed as included should display as "INCL" during the estimate process regardless if they have an estimated work time published" in DEG inquiry 7823

The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY - it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.
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