(815 ILCS 308/15)
    Sec. 15. Disclosure to consumers; estimates.
    (a) No work for compensation that exceeds $100 shall be commenced without specific authorization from the consumer after the disclosure set forth in this Section.
    (b) Every motor vehicle collision repair facility shall either (i) give to each consumer a written estimated price for labor and parts for a specific repair and shall not charge for work done or parts supplied in an amount that exceeds the estimate by more than 10% without oral or written consent from the consumer; or (ii) give to each consumer a written price limit for each specific repair and shall not exceed that limit without oral or written consent of the consumer. The estimate shall include the total costs to repair the motor vehicle.
    Estimates shall include all charges to be paid by the consumer to complete the repair, including any charges for estimates, diagnostics, storage, and administrative fees.
    (c) Motor vehicle collision repair facilities shall describe in the estimate the major parts needed to effectuate the repair and shall designate the parts as either new parts, used parts, rebuilt or reconditioned parts, or aftermarket parts as set forth in Section 10 of this Act.
    (d) Estimates shall indicate that the collision repair facility may use a combination of industry standard flat rate (time) manuals, actual time, or condition of the motor vehicle to determine labor costs. This disclosure mandate may also be fulfilled by means of a sign that provides the same information to the consumer. The sign shall be posted at a location that can be easily viewed by the consumer.
    (e) If it is necessary to disassemble or partially disassemble a motor vehicle or motor vehicle component in order to provide the consumer a written estimate for required repairs, the estimate shall show the cost of any disassembly if the consumer elects not to proceed with the repair of the motor vehicle.
    (f) The estimate shall include the date the estimate was prepared or the date the motor vehicle was presented to the collision repair facility for repair and the odometer reading on the motor vehicle at the time the motor vehicle was left with the collision repair facility.
(Source: P.A. 93-565, eff. 1-1-04.)