Method One: Fixed Price Paint and Materials
Audatex does not currently allow the input of any paint and material costs for items entered in Zone 99.
In this example we have selected to repair paint (< 50%) the left front wheel and have entered 20 Work Units to cover the labour content of the work operations.
You can see the Value button is ‘greyed out’ and cannot be used to enter a paint and material cost.
The following example describes a potential workaround to add the cost of the paint and materials for the wheel refurbishment:
|Audatex system generated cost for paint & material for the main job|
|Total paint cost||£303.22|
|Sundry paint materials||£0.00|
|Pre-painting sundry materials||£40.51|
|Total paint and materials cost||£343.73|
In this example, you want £30.00 for paint and materials for the wheel refurbishment.
The system generated £343.73 without the paint and materials for the wheel. Therefore the figure you enter into the Fixed Price Paint and Materials box is £343.73 + £30.00 = £373.73
Audatex system assessment print out showing the Fixed Price Paint
Paint Material Cost £373.73
For completeness, you should add a note in Assessment Notes to inform the engineer what you have done and to remind you what you did when you look at the job at any time in the future
Things to consider
The original assessment should be saved to allow versioning comparison to be carried out at a future date if required.
This approach may need to be agreed with the work provider.
If the assessment is supplemented, the paint calculation will need to be performed again to ensure that the correct paint and materials figure is on the final assessment.