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News   September 17, 2002   by Auto Service World

Collision Estimating Guides Now Online


Motor’s Guide to Estimating is now available online, along with related information to help collision repair facilities.
In addition to the estimating pages, CCC Information Services Inc. has announced the online availability of a web-based training tool, Understanding the Motor Guides. The training tool illustrates how CCC’s Pathways Estimating Solution and the MOTOR Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides work together to help collision repairers and appraisers improve the speed of the automotive claims estimating process.
“Understanding how the Motor guides and Pathways work together is important in order to assist collision repairers and appraisers in writing estimates,” said Mary Jo Prigge, president of CCC sales and service. “Making this information available to customers via the Web is another way that we are helping repairers and appraisers become more efficient in writing estimates.”
Accessible via CCC’s corporate Web site, www.cccis.com, the training tool walks repairers through information including Motor-specific parts layout and terminology, the organization and features of Motor crash data–such as paint times, labor times, head notes and footnotes–and where to find this information in Pathways.
A link to the online Guide to Estimating pages for Motor’s Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides is also found in the tutorial. In addition to online availability, the Guide to Estimating pages may still be found in the printed version of the Motor Crash Estimating Data Guide and electronically within Pathways.
Motor’s Crash Estimating and Replacement Assemblies data guides are both sources for automotive service and repair information within CCC’s Pathways Estimating Solution. They clearly outline the processes and procedures for accurately calculating repair costs and labor times–critical information for writing estimates.
“Motor has always been keenly aware of the industry’s need for training estimators,” said Kevin Carr, president of Motor Information Systems. “This program continues Motor’s tradition of providing the very best tools for understanding and using its estimating guides.”


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