Toby Chess

Toby Chess is an I-CAR program instructor, training specialist, and former salvage yard operator. Toby is universally known in the collision industry for his work with first responders and advocacy for body shops and consumers. He can be reached at tcspeedster@gmail.com.

Friday, 24 September 2021 16:50

Deciding When Used Parts are Appropriate in the Collision Repair Process

Written by Toby Chess

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Recently, I was training in an auto body shop in the Los Angeles area and noticed a used door for a vehicle repair in the technician’s stall.

The tech complained he needed more time to fix the door than what was negotiated between the shop and wrecking yard. When I finished testing, I pulled out my PDR lamp and highlighted all the damage.


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