Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
The course is designed for the student that is well versed in writing estimates and wants an edge and insight into the quickly emerging Hybrid and Electric vehicle market that is approaching worldwide.
Our hands-on approach uses cutaways, visual aids and a rare inventory of late model Hybrid and Electric vehicles. This enables the student to generate damage estimates on these Hybrid and Electric vehicles and understand the safety and knowledge needed to write and repair these vehicles. This two day course will review the drivetrain options, ever changing battery technology, and various types of vehicles including EV conversion market which will have special estimating techniques and ACV considerations.
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 a practical repair technique to estimate these vehicles as they come forward. In addition student will be introduced to the latest EV publications and increasing EV companies.
Continuing Education Units:
This course may be available for Continuing Education credits, please contact Vale for details.
This two-day course is designed for those in the insurance and collision repair industries that will use an automated estimating program to produce damage estimates on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles. This course is offered for the student with moderate 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 ONE, and Mitchell UltraMate programs.
Students attending this course will be trained on structural damage documentation and calculations.
Attendees must be capable of operating Windows-based programs. Due to the limited software information on these new vehicles a review of the estimating software and information will be used as it comes available. No actual estimating software selection is needed at the time of Registration.
Vehicle Identification: What To Look For and Where
Vehicle Safety: What to know, tools and safety procedures.
Damage Estimating Resources: Automated Estimating Programs Procedures, Parts, Allowances Estimating Procedures, Sequence Late model vehicle and companies.
Component Repair: Industry Repair Standards Metal, aluminum and Plastic Repairs/Replace Formula
Refinishing: Types and Procedures
Structural Realignment: Unibody, Conventional, Aluminum and Space Frames
Inner Structure: Components, Repair Procedures as they come available.
Passenger Restraint Systems: Air Bags, Seat Belts
Interior Parts: Seats, Dash
Alternative Parts: Sources
Storm Damages: Water, Flood, and Hail
Estimating Exercises: Demonstrate Skills on Front, Side and Rear Impacts
Total Losses: What to Look For
Next Generation Vehicles and Car Companies: Hybrid Cars and Electric Vehicles
This course uses the latest versions of: Audatex™, CCC ONE™, and Mitchell UltraMate™.