Estimating for Collision Repair

First Edition
Author: Michael Crandell
ISBN #: 0766808912
©1999   Publish Date: 10/20/1998
Binding: PB
Pages: 305
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $199.95


Estimating for Collision Repair presents an easy-to-read, comprehensive explanation of how to write a damage report. Modern vehicle construction is emphasized as well as computer use. A thorough overview of collision repair methods, including MIG welding and panel binding, gives the reader an understanding of current repair techniques. ASE style review questions at the end of each chapter test the reader's grasp of the topics.
Answer Key, ISBN: 0-7668-0892-0

Product Benefits:

  • useful for body shop estimators, claims adjusters, damage report writers
  • extensive coverage of insurance and claims, adjustments, and use of estimating guides
  • covers modern vehicle construction including the use of plastics, sheet metal, and glass
  • thorough coverage of damage assessment to front body, body shell, and mechanical components

Table of Contents:

Introduction to Damage Report Writing. Modern Vehicle Construction. Collision Damage to Body and Frames. Auto Collision Repair Methods. Making a Damage Appraisal. Estimating Labor and Parts Cost. Assessing Damage to the Body Shell. Assessing Mechanical Component Damage. Estimating Refinishing Costs. Preparing Damage Reports/Appraisals. Computerized Damage Reports and Shop Management. Glossary. Index.

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