This column lists the type of repair operation to each damaged part of your vehicle. Some common operations are:
Overhaul (O/H): Remove an assembly, disassemble, clean and visually inspect it, replace needed parts, reassemble and reinstall on the vehicle making any necessary adjustments.
Overlap: If adjoining parts are being replaced, there’s an overlap in that both individual operations include common welded surfaces or parts attached to both panels. Therefore, a deduction must be made from the total of the individual operations to compensate for the two or more repeated operations. Similarly, if the part has already been removed, it makes access to other parts easier.
Repair: Retain the original part or assembly and repair for time specified under the Labor Units column.
Refinish: Paint a part or assembly to match the original color.
Remove/install: Remove a part or assembly, set it aside and reinstall it later.
Remove/replace: Remove a part or assembly and replace with a different one.
Add labor OP: Additional repair operations required for the repair of your vehicle such as applying clear coat as required by certain year, make and models.
Sublet: Repair operation that may be completed by someone other than the body shop, but on behalf of the body shop.