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Colo. body shop: It was ‘honor and privilege’ to support DEG as Gold sponsor

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Calling it a “no brainer,” Denver, Colo.-based Nylund’s Collision Center has joined the ranks of the Database Enhancement Gateway’s Gold sponsors.

The DEG offers a free way for collision repairers and insurers to ask questions about and suggest changes to the Audatex, CCC and Mitchell estimating services. It’s quick — either the DEG or the information providers will have answers for you potentially as early as that day. Many of the March inquiries were knocked out in two days or less.

Not only can any repairer or insurer submit a free inquiry, they can also search the DEG’s database of more than 16,000 past questions and answers for free.

“It is our honor and privilege to financially support the DEG,” Nylund’s Collision Center owner Robert Grieve said, according to a DEG news release March 12. “Honestly, it’s a no brainer as it is an invaluable resource for us, our industry and all those that takes the time to engage this expansive knowledge base that is free to use.”

To illustrate the DEG’s value and in honor of the shop’s home state, here’s a look at the most recent DEG inquiry involving a Colorado.

A DEG user on Feb. 7 sought a CCC “time on transferring harness from old headliner to new” on a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

“I can not find a time in All Data or CCC and have not done enough of these for a time study,” the user wrote.

CCC said the harness transfer would be included in its headliner time.

“After review of the concern, the estimated work time applied to the Headliner includes time to transfer the harness from the old Headliner to the new Headliner,” CCC wrote.

“Estimated work times applied to the Headliners are appropriate.”

It said if you were truly just removing and transferring the harness, you’d have to determine that time yourself.

“No estimated work time is applied to the Headliner Harness as a stand-alone operation,” CCC wrote. “Would be considered an on-the-spot evaluation.”

The nonprofit DEG is a joint effort of the national Alliance of Automotive Service Providers and the Society of Collision Repair Specialists that’s also supported by sponsors and advertisers.

“We are all really proud to recognize Nylund’s Collision Center for sponsoring with a generous GOLD level contribution to the DEG,” DEG Administrator Danny Gredinberg said in a statement. “Nylund’s Collision Center support of this free resource for the Collision Repair Industry is a true testament to the success of their business and their GUEST experience.”

2020 has seen a slew of new DEG sponsorships, including Redwood City Auto Body and ALLDATA at the Gold level and the Washington Metropolitan Auto Body Association at the Silver level. Other DEG benefactors include the Platinum-level Automotive Service Association and PPG and the Gold-level Spanesi.

Feel like supporting the DEG and the industry yourself? Sponsor the nonprofit at the company/group level or as an individual. Alternately, consider buying an ad on the site. The site also takes donations through PayPal.

More information:

“Database Enhancement Gateway Welcomes Nylund’s Collision Center as GOLD level Sponsor”

Database Enhancement Gateway, March 12, 2020

DEG inquiry database


Calling it a “no brainer,” Denver, Colo.-based Nylund’s Collision Center has joined the ranks of the Database Enhancement Gateway’s Gold sponsors in 2020. (Provided by the Database Enhancement Gateway)

The headliner on an unspecified 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is shown. (Provided by Chevrolet/Copyright General Motors)

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