Estimates would vary widely if auto body repair technicians didn’t
have a standard source for determining parts prices and damage repair fees.
Crash Book is a short name for Crash Estimating Guide, a book that helps
auto body technicians estimate the cost of repair work.
A few days ago, Jim Parker's car hydroplaned during a storm and hit a tree
on the side of the road. Before the accident, his car was in good condition
and had 118,000 miles on it. Now, the car might be totaled. You've made a
thorough inspection of Jim's car and noted the following damages.
To prepare an estimate of the damage to Jim's car, you look in the Crash
Book to find the prices of the parts and labor that will be needed.
The prices of Jim's car parts from the Crash Book are shown below. What is
the total cost to repair the car?