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The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS)
recently unveiled its first edition of a "Guide to Complete Repair
The purpose of the published guide is to serve as a
checklist-style reminder for estimators of procedures and services to document
in the initial repair plan or estimate.
This document is free of charge and available for
download to the entire industry (click HERE).
"The vision behind this project in the beginning was
to simplify and standardize the estimating process," said SCRS Immediate
Past Chairman Barry Dorn. "Through the evolution and continued growth of
the list, we began to see a very applicable tool develop that we believe has
the potential to offer significant value to the industry."
This guide was initially developed by March Taylor, Toby
Chess and other contributors as they sought a way to standardize the estimating
process in Taylor’s repair facility and to develop a process that produced more
accurate and detailed repair blueprints. Over the years, the document grew as
contributors maintained and added to their individual copies. The current issue
includes over 800 line items commonly seen on collision repair estimates.
"Ultimately, we hope that the industry uses the
resource as a means to ensure better accounting for the work performed and
continues to contribute to the development of the content," said SCRS
Chairman Aaron Clark. "This was always intended to be a ‘living document’
that adapts and evolves over time. By opening it up to the industry, we’re able
to harness even more input and suggestions to improve it with future editions
while delivering on our overarching desire to provide resources that help the
industry grow and succeed."