Friday, 10 September 2021 19:35

SCRS Quick Tips: Separating Scan Time from Diagnostic Time


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Mike Anderson of Collision Advice and Danny Gredinberg of DEG, in partnership with the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS), present Quick Tips for those in the collision industry.

In this Quick Tip, Mike and Danny talk about the importance of separately itemizing the labor for performing scans vs. other diagnostic work.


Scanning is simply connecting the scan tool into the OBD-II port to retrieve information. This is separate from other procedures necessary to correctly and safely identify and address a vehicle’s electronic system faults---things like prepping the vehicle for a scan, battery support, researching, verifying and documenting manufacturers’ data, diagnosing fault causes, calibrations and more are considered additional operations, and not included in the scanning operation.


Estimating systems handle scan labor differently, so it is important to understand how your specific estimating platform addresses the scan, despite the fact all three information providers identify anything related to diagnostic of research time is not included.


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Source: SCRS