First, estimators can reduce the time required to write a collision estimate by offering the ability to access a preconfigured list of all the parts and labor associated with a repair, allowing them to keep the information that applies and omit what does not. Second, users can access all Service and Collision Repair Information Bulletins associated with the repair directly from Toyota’s Technical Information System (TIS) during the estimating process, eliminating the need to reference multiple sources thereby speeding the process of restoring a Toyota vehicle to pre-accident condition.
“We are committed to bringing innovations to the market that create efficiency in the overall repair process for both repairers and insurers,” said Sunil Nayak, Senior Director of Product Management. “With Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures, users of Mitchell Estimating can instantly access all the Toyota repair procedures, parts and labor, and technical information, enabling them to quickly write an estimate and repair the vehicle using up-to-date information directly from the manufacturer. This eliminates the need to search out information and helps ensure that the shop has everything they need to repair a Toyota vehicle.”
“The partnership with Mitchell reinforces our goal to ensure consumer confidence,” said Rick Leos, Collision Program Developer, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. “Mitchell’s expertise in estimating, coupled with Toyota’s quality repair procedures, makes data easily accessible, which benefits customers, repair experts and insurance companies alike.”
Mitchell Estimating combines industry-leading databases with software technology for appraisers writing estimates on passenger vehicles, as well as light, medium and heavy trucks, motorcycles, recreational vehicles and boats.
Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures is now included in Mitchell Estimating, also known as UltraMate, to all customers with an active subscription. To learn more about Toyota Recommended Repair Procedures, visit www.mitchell.com/toyota