News And Information From Various Collision Repair Experts

RTS Portal Delivers Access to DEG News Blog and Repairer Driven News

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 27, 2024 | 21:41 pm

    Labor footnotes for various components may indicate “time is after all necessary bolt on parts are removed.” Labor procedures for a component may state specific parts are INCLUDED. “Bolted on parts” include components attached with mechanical fasteners including bolts, nuts,[…]

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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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  • Repairer Driven News May 28, 2024 | 10:52 am

    State Farm has applied for a patent on a system that will notify policyholders when their vehicle is located in an area that poses risk,...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 28, 2024 | 05:45 am

    New and used vehicle prices trending down and a flat month for maintenance service costs could mean insurers will slow down their premium increases, according...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 28, 2024 | 05:30 am

    An Illinois bill is headed for Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature that will require insurance companies to tell vehicle owners how their vehicles were determined total...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 28, 2024 | 05:15 am

    Three collision repair shop owners recently shared how they’ve implemented employee role segmentation and its positive impacts on workforce skills development, productivity, repair quality, and...

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  • Repairer Driven News May 28, 2024 | 05:00 am

    Two recently filed companion bills in New York would require if passed, the state’s commissioner of motor vehicles to conduct a study to review if...

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