News And Information From Various Collision Repair Experts

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Through our efforts to bring you the collision repair information that matters, I-CAR Repairability Technical Support has partnered with DEG News Blog and Repairer Driven News.

We are bringing you this relevant industry information right from the RTS Portal. Simply click on the button in the left bar with the DEG and Repairer Driven News logos. This will take to you all of their most recent stories.


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  • Database Enhancement Gateway: DEG May 13, 2024 | 16:57 pm

    When “Refinish Complete Bed Assy” is being performed, additional labor to refinish “Bed Components Underside Complete, Box Complete” is NOT INCLUDED. The labor note states “Not Included in Refinish Bed Complete”. If clear coat labor is necessary, an additional 20%[…]

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  • Database Enhancement Gateway: DEG May 5, 2024 | 14:35 pm

    Qapter users can identify monthly updates to the Audatex / Qapter estimating database by selecting the “What’s New” tab in the top menu bar. A pop-up window will display both training and vehicle updates available within the Audatex / Qapter[…]

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  • Database Enhancement Gateway: DEG Apr 28, 2024 | 22:34 pm

    Recent DEG Inquiry 36519 provides feedback from MOTOR regarding updates to Motor GTE Estimate Work Time Premise in fall 2024. “Prebuild/mockup of multiple/adjacent panels to verify the dimensional accuracy of adjoining parts is not included.” The post Estimate Tip –[…]

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  • Database Enhancement Gateway: DEG Apr 22, 2024 | 17:44 pm

    Recent DEG inquiry 36465 provides response from Mitchell regarding transferring fender mounting brackets. “Please see Labor General Information: Additions to Labor Times. Transfer Time: For welded, riveted or bonded brackets, braces or reinforcements from old part to new part. Suggest[…]

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  • Database Enhancement Gateway: DEG Apr 15, 2024 | 09:42 am

    Recent DEG Inquiry 36425 provides feedback from MOTOR “After review, preserving damaged glass to prevent further breaking is not included with any MOTOR estimated work times.” The post Estimate Tip – CCC – Preserving damaged glass appeared first on Database[…]

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  • Repairer Driven News May 21, 2024 | 07:30 am

    A recently published patent by Ford could revolutionize the way bed rails are used with the press of a button, adding potential complexity to the...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 21, 2024 | 05:30 am

    LexisNexis Risk Solutions says its Insurance Demand Meter found a “sizzling” Q1 2024 for new insurance policy purchases, showing consumers aren’t resigned to higher rates....

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  • Repairer Driven News May 21, 2024 | 05:15 am

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into the remedy Tesla used to fix concerns with its “Autopilot” or “Autosteer” that...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 21, 2024 | 05:00 am

    TechForce Foundation and SkillsUSA announced a collaboration to share resources for a unified goal of preparing the next generation of technicians, a news release says....

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  • Repairer Driven News May 20, 2024 | 09:27 am

    Pressure sensors — what are they, where are they, and why are they one-time-use parts? In a recent “Airing of Grieveances” episode from Nylund’s Collision...

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