SCRS Members,

Pinch Weld Damage in Audatex - The repair to the rocker panel caused by mounting a vehicle on a frame machine (pinch weld damage) is a not included operation in Audatex. This can be found in DEG inquiry number 8110:
"Repair of any area of the vehicle that may be damaged as part of the repair process is a manual enter. The estimator will determine the amount of repair needed for each situation individually. No changes warranted at this time."

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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