Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:07

Toyota's Predictive Estimating System to be Showcased at Glendale/Foothill CAA Chapter Meeting Jan. 30

Members of the CAA Glendale/Foothill Chapter will meet Jan. 30 to learn about Toyota's new ‘Predictive Estimating’ system. The system, which debuted at SEMA last month, begins with a complete estimate and allows the user to omit items as appropriate, rather than having an estimator start from scratch and add line items based on what they know or can located about OEM procedures.

The system requires the user only to select the damaged portions of the vehicle (left front fender, for example), and all items related to that section of the vehicle are automatically listed, including such items as one-time use fasteners, necessary information labels, and procedures such as color, sand and polish (with a link to Toyota's bulletin indicating that it is a procedure necessary even at the factory).

Rick Leos, Body & Collision Business Development Consultant with Toyota, will present the predictive estimating system Jan. 30 at Brookside Country Club, 1133 Rosemont Ave. in Pasadena.

Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $45 for CAA members or $100 for non-members.

Please RSVP to CAA Southern California representative Cindy Shillito, at 714-944-4028 or radiatorgirl@socal.rr.com.