You may be surprised to see the items that some shops collect on Total Losses.
Years ago, when we started NABR, many shops we spoke with preferred not to get total losses in their shop. They told us they didn't make much money on them. A lot has changed since then, as you'll see in the list below.
www.nationalautobodyresearch.com/demorequest.htmlNow, body shops get very creative in billing for items not only to cover the cost of the work involved on a total loss but also to make a necessary profit.
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Here are some examples of the list of items that BillableGenie shows shops collecting on Total Losses.
(On some examples, I've also listed the average charge.)
- 3% credit card processing fee
- Administrative fee (Avg $251)
- Access time
- Airbag system diagnosis
- Assist customer with belongings (Avg $76)
- Bay fee
- Blueprinting fee (Avg $595)
- Appraisal fee
- Charge battery
- Clean / degrease for tear down
- Cleanup broken glass
- Crash wrap total loss vehicle
- Curb fee (Avg $50)
- Disassembly fee (Avg $312)
- Disconnect battery
- Disinfect for Covid
- Documentation fee
- Gate fee (Avg $75)
- Hazardous waste removal
- Initial inspection
- License plate removal fee
- Lift / hoist vehicle to inspect
- Lot / debris cleanup fee
- Move vehicle on lot
- OEM research
- Parts handling / storage fee (Avg $100)
- Parts return / restocking fee
- Photos / pictures charge
- Pre-scan (Avg $114)
- Pre-wash vehicle
- Processing fee
- Secure leaking lines
- Snow storm cleanup
- Stall fee
- Storage (indoor or outdoor)
- Store and catalog parts
- Tear down (Avg $309)
- Vehicle preservation fee
- Vehicle value research
- Yard charge (Avg $105)
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Sam Valenzuela is the President of National AutoBody Research.