Friday, 08 October 2021 22:15

SCRS Quick Tips: Post-Repair Scans


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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 repair industry.

It’s critical to understand that post-repair scans are a necessary step to ensure the vehicle is returned to the consumer in a safe manner, with all systems fully restored from the loss and subsequent repair process.


There are a lot of reasons for performing a post-repair scan, including quality control. There is increasingly sophisticated and inter-connected technology within modern day vehicles, and scans help validate we’ve addressed all Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs).


Forces encountered during an accident, or the simple steps necessary during a repair---such as disconnecting vehicle systems or power sources---can trigger a DTC. The post-repair diagnostic system scan confirms DTCs are properly resolved and assist in system calibrations, helping to ensure the safety of our customers as we place them back in their vehicle.


Scanning is not included in most estimating systems, and all other procedures necessary to correctly and safely identify and address a vehicle’s electronic system faults or DTCs are considered additional operations and not included in the scanning operation. This may include but is not limited to researching, verifying and documenting manufacturers’ data, vehicle diagnostics, systems programming and even test driving.


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For more information about SCRS, or to join as a member, visit www.scrs.com.


Source: SCRS