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The Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) is an initiative that was developed to help improve the quality and accuracy of collision repair estimates, through proactive feedback from the collision repair industry and other “end users” to the Information Providers (IPs) that supply the databases for the various estimating products. The DEG is created, equally funded and maintained by the Automotive Service Association (ASA), the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers (AASP) and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS).
When I discovered the DEG I read through many of the previous posts. I realized that when I was writing estimates I was taking for granted that the estimating system was full-proof.The DEG has helped me scrutinize the information coming out of the estimating systems more closely and I am continuously finding parts with no labor or refinish times when there should be.The best part of the DEG is that I receive a response in a matter of days and can easily direct any insurance personnel to the website for the estimating systems most current position on a topic.
Michael – Tampa, FL
DEG Inquiry Number 4818
The database is saying .3 and it just seems half of what it should be.
Resolution From Audatex
A/C line labor consists only of the basic connect and disconnect of the line. The Audatex labor does not account for additional tasks that may be needed for the actual placement of the line through the vehicle. Most manufacturers do not offer a service procedure for this operation and the vehicles can differ depending on options and drive trains. The actual placement of the lines remain an estimate on sight operation using a manual entry.