Not Included

Profitability for collision repair facilities is becoming scarce. With increased costs and mounting pressures to restrict your labour door rates, many shops are challenged to work better and more efficiently. As part of the "getting paid for what you do" practice, we are pleased to feature below some practical examples for making sure that everything you do to repair a vehicle is identified and itemized. The longer list of not-included items is available to add to your clipboard. Smaller lists are shown in our "News/events" page and in our "Members only" section. The other listing with labour times attached was supplied to us by a local shop that took our suggestions to heart. We are printing his supplied information as a courtesy to shops. Please understand that a shop can charge prices that they feel are fair and reasonable and the prices shown here are simply an example from one shop.

**Received from a Shop**

LIST OF MOST COMMONLY MISSED ITEMS WHEN PREPARING A DAMAGE REPORT

1. Access Pull or Pre-Pull 1.0 hr per vehicle
2. Seam Sealer $30.00 per panel
3. Body Materials $3.00 per hour
4. Repair Pinch Welds after Benching 1.0 hr labour - 1.0 hr paint
5. Remove Rustproof or Coating
0.5 hr labour
6. Flex Parts Repair Kit $15.00
7. Restore Anti-Corrosion Coatings Krown/Rust Check
8. Remove and Re-Install Repaired Wheels 0.1 per hour
9. Remove Stripes, Decals and Adhesive 0.2 hr per panel
10. Remove and Re-Install Handles, Locks & Trim as in book/computer
11. Flexible Parts Additive 0.3 per hr or $15.00 per vehicle
12. Miscellaneous Hardware, Rivets, etc. $10.00 per vehicle
13. Weld-Tru Primer Protection
$3.00 per vehicle
14. Clean Broken Glass 1.0 - 1.5 per hour
15. Sound Deadening Spray or Pads 0.5 per hour or $25.00 per vehicle
16. Road Test for Safety if it applies 0.5 per vehicle
17. Paint Tinting / Paint Blending 1.0 per vehicle / 50% of refinish time
18. Door adhesive Kit $48.00 per panel
19. Rust Proof $20.00 per panel
20. Cover Entire Car for Painting Back mask openings
1.0 hr per vehicle
21. Light Sand and Buff 0.5 pr panel
22. Prep for Deliver 1.0 hr per vehicle
23. Waste Disposal $5.00 per vehicle
24. Bleed Brakes 0.5
25. Brake Fluid $6.95
26. Disconnect Electrical Components 0.5 per vehicle
27. Block Sanding Repaired Areas 20% of repair hours
28. Reprogram Digital Radio Clock Keyless Entry System 0.5 per vehicle
29. Paint Set-Up Time (Test panel) 0.5 per panel
30. Interior Shampoo $129.00 - $149.00 / 1 hr drying time
31. Storage 10 days free for preferred shops only
Storage Towing companies charge $60.00/day
and up to $125.00/day as per Mississauga News Dec. 2/01
32. Gravel Coat Material 0.5 / $10.00 - $15.00 per panel
33. Water Test 0.5 per panel
34. Measure body and report 1.0
35. Used Parts Additional "R" "Remove-Remove-Remove"
36. Clean used parts (extra) 1.0 per panel
37. Used Parts 30% extra
38. Tire Disposal $3.00 per car tire / $5.00 per truck tire

**Received from a Shop**


  1. Spcl License Plate Frame
  2. R&I A* Bag Sensor
  3. R&I A'r Intake Components
  4. R&I Battery
  5. R&I Emblems/Nameplate
  6. Retape Emblems/Nameplate
  7. R&I Driving Lamps
  8. Aim Lamps
  9. Remove Molding
  10. Remove Stripe Tape/Deca1s
  11. R&I Valance
  12. R&I Energy Absorber
  13. R&I License Bracket
  14. Drill to Install
  15. R&I Accessory Items
  16. Remove Molding
  17. R&I Spoiler/Plares
  18. R&I Body Sheet Metal
  19. R&I Bolted on Parts
  20. Adjust & Bleed Brakes
  21. Brake Fluid
  22. R&I Drive Train
  23. Set-Up & Measure Unibody
  24. Align Umbody
  25. Align Strut Towers
  26. R&I Electrical Wiring
  27. Remove Existing Fuel/Store
  28. R&I Fuel Tank
  29. Replace Fuel
  30. R&I Wheel
  31. Remove Spcl Wheel Lock
  32. Metal Finish
  33. R&I Exhuast
  34. Wheel Alignment
  35. Set-Up & Measure Perimeter Frame
  36. R&I Header Panel
  37. Straighten Sway
  38. Straighten Twist
  39. Straighten Rail
  40. Additional Set-Up
  41. Straighten Diamond
  42. Straighten X-Member
  43. R&I Accessory Items
  44. Adjust Belts
  45. Coolant
  46. R&I Mechanical Fan
  47. Replace Transmission Fluid
  48. Pressure Test System
  49. R&I Adjacent Pane]s
  50. Replace Fuse
  51. Probe & Test Electrical
  52. Thermostat/Gasket
  53. R-12 Sealer
  54. R-12 Freon
  55. R-134 Freon
  56. Add Spcl Oil
  57. Replace O-Rings
  58. Recover Refrigerant
  59. Test For Leaks
  60. Remove Bug Deflector
  61. Replace Bug Deflector
  62. R&I Spcl Hood Lock
  63. Replace Insulation Retainers sixfive
  64. eplace Information Labels
  65. Replace Hardware
  66. R&I Antenna
  67. Addl Labor/Fit Non-OEM
  68. Retape Molding
  69. R&I Splash Guard
  70. Stripe Tape
  71. Stripe Painted
  72. Prepare LKQ/Degrease
  73. Flush System
  74. Additive for Aluminum
  75. R&I Washer/Coolant Reservoir
  76. Replace Washer Fluid
  77. Weld Thru-Primer
  78. Replace Seam Sealer
  79. Disable SRS for Repairs
  80. Addl Clear/Coat
  81. R&I Air Intake Assy
  82. R&l Carpet/lnsulation or Seat
  83. R&I Dash
  84. R&I Electrical Wiring
  85. Mask Compartment
  86. Degrease & Prepare
  87. Sizing Prior to Installation
  88. Anticorrosion Material Inner
  89. Anticorrosion Material Outer
  90. Prepare Welds for Refinish
  91. Flex Additive
  92. R&I Front Bumper
  93. Straighten Mash
  94. Refinish Structure Repair
  95. Refinish Pinch Welds at Rockers
  96. Drain Fluids
  97. Oil & Filter
  98. Adjust Linkage
  99. Road Test
  100. R&I Brake Calipers
  101. Replace Pads/Shoes
  102. R&I Drive Train Componets
  103. R&I Stabilizer Bar
  104. R&I Steering Linkage
  105. Lubrication
  106. R&l Axle/Carrier
  107. Adjust Vehicle Height
  108. Install Shim(s)
  109. R&I Steering Column
  110. R&I Optional Sound Equipment
  111. Straighten Inner Panel(s), Bracket
  112. R&I Luggage Rack
  113. R&I spcl Roof Covering
  114. Installation Material
  115. Clean Up Broken Glass
  116. Window Adhesive Removal
  117. Window Kit
  118. Mount Glass to Regulator
  119. Mounting Rivets
  120. Recode Lock Cylinder
  121. R&I Mirror
  122. R&I Passive Restraint
  123. R&I Belt Molding
  124. K&l Handle Outside
  125. R&I Lock
  126. Replace Sound Panel
  127. Trial Fit
  128. Straighten Window Frame
  129. Refinish Window Frame
  130. R&I Control Cables
  131. R&I Door
  132. R&I Fuel Lines
  133. R&I Molding
  134. Prepare Sleeve for Section (I-Car)
  135. Remove Seam Sealer
  136. R&I Headliner
  137. R&I Hinge (Welded)
  138. Hinge Plate Transfer
  139. R&I Roof Rail Moldings
  140. R&I Dash
  141. R&I Windshield
  142. Blend Roof
  143. Gravel Guard
  144. Blend Rocker
  145. Flush LKQ Fuel Tank
  146. Loosen Rusted/Frozen/Broken Bolts
  147. Clean Up Hazardous Spill (EPA)
  148. Refinish Fuel Door
  149. Straighten Wheel House
  150. Clean Up Before Refinish
  151. R&I Speaker
  152. Blend Rear Body
  153. R&I Power Lock Assy
  154. R&I Louver Option
  155. R&I Bed Liner
  156. R&l Cap
  157. R&I Gate
  158. R&I Running Board
  159. Feather/Fill & Sand
  160. Tint to Achieve Color Match
  161. Cover/Mask Entire Exterior
  162. Cover/Mask Recessed Edges/Jambs
  163. Blending Next Panel
  164. Sand Urethane/Buff to Match OEM
  165. Fine Line Tape Moldings/Trim
  166. Spray Test Panel
  167. Detail to Accident Condition
  168. D&R Battery
  169. D&R Computer for Welding
  170. Initial Pull/Access
  171. R&I Battery Tray
  172. Test Drive
  173. Mount/Balance
  174. Valve Stem
  175. Tire Removal (EPA)
  176. Oil Removal (EPA)
  177. Coolant Removal (EPA)
  178. Adhesion Promoter
  179. Replace Bulb
  180. Replace Strip Caulk
  181. Replace Clamp(s)
  182. Repair/Blend Adjacent Panel(s)
  183. Reset Electronics
  184. Rail Add-On Visor
  185. Transfer Striker Plate
  186. 2 Wheel Alignment
  187. 4 Wheel Alignment
  188. Repair Wiring
  189. Replace Fasteners
  190. Spcl Prime Pinch Welds.
  191. Straighten Mash

To Be Included On Every Estimate When Applicable


Here are some items that are NOT included in the replacement of a bumper on either of the information systems.

  1. Flex additive
  2. Two tone(refer to manual for formula)
  3. Tint(one or two colours , a separate charge for each)
  4. Drill labour (to mount parts or modify)
  5. Optional lamps (fog or cornering lamps)
  6. Aim headlights ( if necessary)
  7. Aim fog lamps
  8. Bumper guards or impact strips. Cut out/modify for parts like tow hooks or accessories
  9. Stripes or decals or other accessory items
  10. Impact absorbers (labour is almost always extra)
  11. Clear coat or three stage additional time
  12. Colour/sand and buff time
  13. Access time(if you can't easily access bolts)
  14. Miscellaneous clips and fasteners that cannot be reused
  15. Removal of protective coatings for the paint process

Here is a list of items that are NOT included in hood replacement times:

  1. Transfer or replacement labour for the hood insulator
  2. Replacement of underhood decals
  3. Replacement of outer emblems or ornaments
  4. Remove the hinge from the from the vehicle
  5. Replacement of the hood latch and catch
  6. Clear coat both outer and inner surfaces
  7. Remove protective coatings
  8. Stripes or decals, remove and replace
  9. Access time to open hood of "crashed" vehicle
  10. Tint time. Also time for 3 stage if required
  11. Colour/Sand/buff
  12. Mask for Overspray

*from a shop*