Given that today, more than 80% of new vehicles feature ADAS systems, have zero tolerance for defects, and also, increasingly use multi-material construction, the ability to repair them correctly has never been more important.
At the 2022 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Autosphere was able to visit with OE Connection and have a look at some of the solutions the company provides to ensure correct repair procedures are followed in the collision center.
A new tool within OEC’s arsenal that can help is EstimateIQ, available for collision shops in both Canada and the U.S. OEC representative, Tom Durkin walked us through a demo of this solution that’s designed to help Multi-Shop Operators (MSOs) keep track of complete estimates across all locations, while at the same time ensuring consistency in repairs, as well as maintaining compliance with insurance partners and OEMs. The tool is able to delve deep into what’s required to properly repair an individual vehicle and for each procedure, for each section of that vehicle based on data provided by the OEM.
The end result, by capturing a complete estimate, enables more efficient, safer, and more profitable repairs. This benefit not only the shop and the customer, but also the insurer and OEM from a brand reputation perspective.