The Thatcham Times System (TTS) is a database created by Thatcham for use in estimating accident damage. The archive contains a comprehensive collection of repair times for replacing parts and panels. Launched in 1995, TTS now has over 17 years’ experience and is the only times system available that also incorporates the repair method.
Thatcham Times are easily traceable at any point and the accuracy can be checked on any vehicle. The Thatcham database creates times via computer analysis for the removal and replacement of panels and parts. It completes this through an evaluation of the number and type of welds on a part. This analysis can also be carried out for the removal and replacement of mechanical, electrical or trim items through analysing the number of bolts, clips or screws and the refinishing time where applicable. The paint database has been reviewed and updated to reflect modern day methods and EPA compliant materials.
TTS times can be found within escribe, and in conjunction with parts data from the Thatcham Parts System (TPS), which has been fully incorporated into the majority of estimating systems. These systems assist in the preparation of fully comprehensive and accurate estimates. Thatcham Times are widely recognised by insurers and repairers alike for their accuracy and auditability.
For more detailed information on TTS and TPS coverage and accredited estimating systems, please contact a member of our Account Management team.