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If you disagree with the outcome of your submission,

repairs. Certain state laws allow you to exclude this

most statutes have a rebuttal process in place that

type of work, as well as other non-retail repairs such

allows a dealer to dispute a rejection or reduction

as those paid for by service contracts/insurance

of its rate-increase submission. Simply put, a facto-

companies, or repairs for fleets or government agen-

ry submission is controlled completely by the man-

cies. All of these exclusions are placed in the law to

ufacturer and ultimately gives them the upper hand.

protect dealers from having to include non-warran-

A statutory submission is controlled by state law to

ty-like work in their labor rate calculation.  

help dealers obtain a fair market rate from their la3. The Resulting Numbers Are Often Higher with

bor submissions.

Statutory Submissions
2. States Exclude Certain Repairs

As previously mentioned, you should be evaluating

Many state laws have specific excluded repairs that

both a statutory submission and a factory submis-

are designed to eliminate non-repairs and non-warranty-like repairs from the sample to help you
achieve your " true " retail rate. For
example, the manufacturer's rules
may require that you include battery replacements or wheel alignments in your labor submission.
This type of competitive routine
maintenance work typically has a
low effective labor rate and does
not represent what you charge
your customers for warranty-like

50

Exclusions are
placed in the law to

sion every year when contemplating a labor-rate increase. In most
states, a statutory submission will
have different rules than your fac-

protect dealers from

tory protocol based on a number

having to include

have often had dealers ask why

non-warranty-like work

ry submission when their factory

in their labor rate

say a manufacturer requires 20

calculation.  

of specific nuances in the law. We
they would complete a statutoprotocol required less work. Let's
consecutive qualified ROs that
have closed in the last 30 days,



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