This chapter covers what an auto estimate and a supplement are, how they are generated, who needs auto estimators, and provides tips for setting up an estimating environment. As an estimator, it is important to fully understand what all purposes the estimate serves. It’s also important to properly set up the estimating environment to become efficient at generating thorough auto estimates.
When it comes to auto repair estimates, there are several trainers in the collision repair industry who do an excellent job of training the industry. They are Mike Anderson, Larry Montanez, and Dave Dunn. I have attended training events from all three of these training experts and I would not hesitate recommended them to you. I […]
If you have to do something two or more times, your shop is losing money. The rush job that had to be re-painted, writing supplements for hidden damage, or even having to order a $2.00 clip. We may get paid for the additional part, but your body shop takes a hit every time something like […]
Tip 1: Don’t Judge Your Customers- I think that we have all been guilty of this, but we need to work on it. For instance, we may think a customer is getting an estimate for the insurance so they can pocket the money or go to a competitor. We may take a look at the […]
What is an estimator? An estimator is a person that writes auto repair estimates on vehicles that have been involved in an accident. The estimator must understand the basic car design and know the nomenclature of a vehicle. The estimator must also have good communication skills as they deal with customers on a daily basis. […]