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Toyota Introduces New Technology for Recommended Repair Procedures

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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. announced that it will demonstrate its collision repair estimating solution at SEMA Nov. 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of collision industry professionals will be introduced to Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures (TRRP) – a tool that provides repair specialists with instant access to information needed to restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition.

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In the first quarter of 2015, Toyota will begin its release of TRRP with coverage for 29 Toyota and Scion vehicles dating back to 2005.

“This program is a game changer for the industry,” said Rick Leos, collision program developer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “By offering a solution that provides Toyota repair procedures, parts and technical information in one place, we help the industry by establishing a standardized approach to repair planning. Collision repair specialists will benefit from decreased cycle times, reduced supplements and greater overall work efficiency. It’s a win for our customers, repair experts and insurance companies alike.”

Toyota’s template-based solution reduces the preparation of a repair plan from hours to mere minutes, saving collision repair specialists time while increasing efficiency and accuracy at the front end of the repair process. Repairers no longer need to start from a blank sheet of paper; they begin with a fully detailed repair plan, and omit what isn’t needed rather than adding each operation individually. Additionally, TRRP includes recommendations on parts that manufacturers designate as non-reusable or one-time use, which by definition means they must be replaced rather than reused.

“With vehicle technology and materials rapidly changing, it is imperative that repair specialists receive the critical information necessary to properly repair Toyota and Scion vehicles,” said Leos. “Toyota is committed to safety first, and by offering a single-source solution that provides access to Toyota repair procedures, we improve the repair process, and ultimately, customer satisfaction.”

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Toyota’s long-term vision is to offer other OEMs the opportunity to leverage this template technology, shifting the industry paradigm to one with greater transparency and better access to factory-recommended repair procedures.

TRRP will be launched in the Mitchell estimating system in the first quarter of 2015. In an effort to broaden the reach of this template technology, it is being licensed under the name “OEM Recommended Procedures” to OEMs and data providers in the U.S. and internationally.


More information:To learn more about TRRP, visit SEMA Show booth 24700 or contact Rick Leos at (310) 468-3111 or[email protected].

For OEM and other licensing opportunities, contact Larry Castro, executive vice president, Creative Productions Licensing Division, at (949) 258-4351 or [email protected].

 

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