estimating Archives - BodyShop Business
Driving Sales at the Front of the Auto Body Shop (VIDEO)

How to turn your estimators into salespeople.

Survey: Who Gets Paid for Drain, Refill Fuel Tanks?

Almost three in 10 shops (29%) overall acknowledge they have never sought to be paid for drain and refill fuel tank.

The Body Repair Industry Today: Not Your Father’s

Back in the day, repair estimates were short and sweet. Today, even a minor collision event may call for over 100 lines of repair-related entries. Adds Estimating Decision Support System

The system can review an estimate (for a specific make/model) against all other estimates written by that repair facility or received from a third party such as an insurer or appraisal company.

Mitchell Announces Collaboration with Claim Genius

Company’s ongoing expansion of the Mitchell Intelligent Open Platform (MIOP) delivers more AI flexibility to generate damage appraisals.

Estimate…Or True Opportunity For Repair?

If you feel the request for an estimate is a waste of time, you may need to modify your thinking and estimating practices.

Mitchell Brings Cloud Estimating to Canadian Market

Mitchell has announced the availability of Mitchell Cloud Estimating in Canada. Launches Next-Generation Content Curation Solution

Curated links make it easier for repairers to find information they need from multiple manufacturers/sources using a single index.

Former Collision Center Manager Invents New Dent Measuring Tool

The Dent Measuring Stick accurately evaluates the size and severity of a dent, visually duplicates the contour of it and also calculates the required repair time.

Estimating: Insurers vs. Repairers

The repairer is the expert, and they should be the ones who determine what damages have occurred as well as the best method for a proper repair.

AASP/NJ to Co-Sponsor Estimating Seminar

AASP/NJ will be co-sponsoring two seminars titled, “Estimating Accuracy Essentials (Part 2),” Feb. 25-26.

How to Get Paid for Body Repair Materials

How do most collision repair facilities calculate body materials on a vehicle? Adhesive, drill bits, weld-through primer, etc. Are the insurance companies required by law to reimburse body shops for this additional cost?