have selected a vehicle, choose the Estimator icon to begin estimating
in eAutoRepair. To select a part or labor item, click on its checkbox
with your mouse pointer. A check mark displays next to the item, indicated
that it will be added to the worksheet. To deselect an item, click on
its checkbox again.
have added parts and labor items, click the Add button
to add all selected items to the worksheet. You are taken to the worksheet,
where you can view worksheet totals.
Estimator Figures help make part identifcation easier. For information
on working with figures, refer to Figures.
Warranty Time/Mitchell Labor Time
domestic makes, for some labor items, displayed next to the Labor Time
is the factory warranty time. The factory warranty time is the amount
of time that the factory authorizes for performing this job under warranty.
Note that the Mitchell labor time is usually higher than the factory warranty
time. This is because the factory warranty time assumes you are servicing
clean parts and using specialized OEM tools and training. The Mitchell
labor time is based on independent labor audits in real-world conditions.
The Mitchell labor time is the time that is added to your worksheet.
some labor items, a Combinations subheading appears in the labor panel.
This indicates that the combination time is recommended for the labor
time refers to the time possibly required for jobs performed with other
operations. One example might be that while performing brake shoe replacement,
you need to replace a leaking wheel cylinder as well. The Combination
Time gives you the time required to replace the wheel cylinder with the
shoes already removed.
add combination items to your estimate the same way you add any other
labor item; simply click on the item and it will be added to your Estimator
items display the mechanical skill level for the procedure in the far
right column under the heading "SL." Skill levels are classified
High = Highly Skilled
Skilled = Skilled
Medium = Semi-Skilled
Low = Low Skilled
some labor items, an Additional Time subheading appears in the labor panel.
This indicates that additional time is recommended for the labor item.
time refers to labor time that should be added to your estimate to account
for additional work that needs to be performed. Notice that the mechanic
skill level is also indicated. Like the standard labor time titles, the
factory warranty time (domestic vehicles only) is displayed along with
the Mitchell labor time.
As an example of a situation where additional time should be charged,
if other systems such as A/C, air pump, and power steering interfere when
replacing an alternator, additional labor time should be charged.
basic calculation is as follows:
Labor Time + Additional
Labor Time + Combination Time = Total Labor Time
Total Labor Time x Your Labor Rate = Labor Estimate.
add additional items to your estimate the same way you add any other labor
item; simply click on the item's checkbox and it will be added to your