Pre and Post-Repair Diagnostic Scan Work Authorization

Pre and Post-Repair Diagnostic Scan Work Authorization

This diagnostic work work authorization form grants Schaefer Autobody Centers, Inc. permission to preform a pre and post-repair diagnostic scan on your vehicle as part of the repair process. By accepting this procedure, you acknowledge the terms and conditions listed below. If you choose to decline this procedure, you acknowledge the repair shop will not be held liable for problems with the vehicle that cannot be detected without proper diagnostic scans.

Definitions :

Pre-Repair diagnostic scan
This is a complete health check of your vehicle and provides the repair shop (and insurance company, if applicable) a complete report on the number of computer modules on board, as well as any diagnostic trouble codes (DTC's) that could indicate pre-accident and/or accident related damage. This essential step eliminates unnecessary delays waiting for parts and/or additional insurance authorizations, and identifies issues with the vehicle that could be missed without a pre-repair diagnostic scan.

Post-Repair diagnostic scan
This step ensures that all systems on your vehicle are in proper working order prior to delivery. It is important to note that the majority of DTC's do not result in a malfunction indictator lamp (dashboard light). Failure to perform a post-repair scan by trained professionals with factory scan tools significantly increase the risk that your vehicle may be returned with malfunctioning, or inoperable, safety and convenience systems. A post-repair diagnostic scan is the single best way to ensure that your vehicle is returned to pre-incident condition.

Data privacy:
In the process of preforming a diagnostic scan, Schaefer Autobody Center, Inc. will collect important historical vehicle data, including in some cases, the date, time and mileage of when a DTC was created. This information is helpful in understanding if a problem is accident related or pre-existing. it is possible this information will be shared with your insurance company. Your acceptance of this procedure grants Schaefer Autobody Center, Inc. permission to share this information with others, including your insurance company. No personally identifiable information is collected during the pre or post-repair scan.

  • I accept having a pre and post-repair diagnostic scan performed on my vehicle, even if my insurance coverage does not pay for these procedures. In some instances, insurance coverage may not be determined until after the diagnostic scans are performed
  • I decline having a pre and post-repair diagnostic scan on my vehicle, though they were recommended by Schaefer Autobody Centers, Inc. and the need for them was explained to. I understand Schaefer Autobody Centers, Inc. will not be held liable for any hidden damage that could not be detected during the repair process as a result of not having performed a pre-repair scan.