Auto Repair Estimates

01-10-2010, 04:05 PM
I would like to start a new discussion on auto repair estimates. If you are an auto estimator or you are interested in becoming an estimator, I would like to hear your thoughts on this forum post. I am in the process of writing a blog about estimating at Auto Repair Estimates ( and thought I would ask for suggestions for content on the blog. Any questions, concerns or comments will be appreciated.

01-10-2010, 07:46 PM
Auto Parts + service ?
Need to make sure the drive train isn't damaged, because you don't want the ECU/PCU to throw a code after the body repairs.

Mark Lapes
01-11-2010, 03:34 PM
When estimating you should always look for hidden damage

01-11-2010, 03:41 PM
A cracked air duct work going to the throttle body can cause unmetered Air leaks.
The ECU/PCU doesn't like unmetered air leaks, thus lean codes will be thrown.
Thousands of dollars canbe thrown at troubleshooting, because of bad or poor service.

02-27-2012, 09:55 AM
A smoke test can be performed to pin point any air leaks .
It might also be a good practice to pull any codes after an accident to make sure none were pending.

04-20-2012, 12:17 AM
its a good idea to make a blog regarding auto repair and services. I am also interested on this topic but so far I haven't made estimates... looking forward to see yours :wink:

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08-10-2012, 09:53 AM
It doesn't take much to scrap an wrecked auto with to days parts + service, $500 for a rubber bumper.

10-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Well ..there is an auto repair shop named Coleman Auto Restoration Systems, where my friend regularly gets his car serviced. I don't have much idea about the costs but he says they are the most affordable in the town. You can contact them to know about the charges.

11-26-2014, 11:43 PM
hey,I am seeking advice regarding my Audi steering wheel repair. I just met with a small accident in Ogden , Layton road. the car's steering wheel is creating problem. although the car turns on !!! there was also a big crack in my wind shield, but I got replacement of my wind shield and repair of rock chip from ''utah mobile auto glass'' in very low cost under insurance claim. please give some advice regarding the repair of steering wheel jamming problem

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