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Auto Estimatics

The course content follows the Auto Estimatics  Course Syllabus using electronic estimating systems to practice assigned estimates following topics covered in class.

Our hands-on approach uses cutaways, visual aids and a large inventory of late model damaged vehicles. This enables the student to generate damage estimates beginning on the first day of class. Progressing in difficulty, each estimate is reviewed and discussed. More complex front, side and rear impact estimates are graded so the student learns a variety of realistic estimating skills.

Emphasis is given to new generation vehicles and the new products, materials, and accessories being manufactured today.

After successfully completing this course, the student will have the skills and knowledge to prepare a complete and accurate electronic estimate using automated system data as well as practical repair formulas and structural analysis methods.

CEU:

Texas 30 hours
Delaware 16 hours
Mississippi 30 hours
Oklahoma 30 hours
Indiana 30 hours
Georgia 30 hours
Oklahoma 30 hours
Tennessee 30 hours
Florida 24 hours
North Carolina 6 hours

CANADA
Manitoba 12 hours
British Columbia 8 hours 

Duration: 2 Weeks
Price: $2,995.00
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Audience:

This two-week course is designed for those in the insurance and collision repair industries that will use an automated estimating program to produce damage estimates. This course is offered for the student with limited experience who will be generating thorough and accurate automated estimates from minor to complex collision and comprehensive damages.

Vale is an authorized trainer for Audatex, CCC Pathways, and Mitchell Ultramate programs.

Students attending this course will be trained in the STAR 2000 Program used for structural damage documentation and calculations.


PreReqs:

Attendees must be capable of operating Windows-based programs. Sponsors will need to indicate estimating software selection at the time of Registration.


Syllabus:

Vehicle Identification
What To Look For and Where

Damage Estimating Resources
Automated Estimating Programs
Procedures, Parts, Allowances
Estimating Procedures, Sequence
Early Models

Component Repair
Industry Repair Standards
Metal and Plastic Repairs
Repair/Replace Formula

Refinishing
Types and Procedures

Structural Realignment
Unibody and Conventional Frames
STAR 2000 Program
Structural Aluminum

Inner Structure
Components, Repair Procedures

Passenger Restraint Systems
Air Bags, Seat Belts

Interior Parts
Seats, Dash

Alternative Parts
Sources and Uses

Storm Damages
Water, Flood, and Hail

Estimating Exercises
Demonstrate Skills on Front, Side and Rear Impacts

Total Losses
What to Look For

New Generation Vehicles
Hybrid Cars
Fiber Optics
Electronics

This course uses the latest versions of:
Pathways™, Audatex™, and UltraMate™.

Dates:

Event Date Location Time Classroom
4/28/2014 Vale Central - Texas 8:30 AM No Seats Available
5/12/2014 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 5
7/7/2014 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 5
8/4/2014 Vale Central - Texas 8:30 AM 3
9/8/2014 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 5
10/20/2014 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 5
11/10/2014 Vale Central - Texas 8:30 AM 3
12/1/2014 Vale East - Pennsylvania 8:30 AM 5

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