PartsSALVAGE PARTS are parts that have been harvested from donor vehicles in salvage yards, or from a totaled vehicle. They may be an OEM part or imitation part.
PartsRECYCLED PARTS are also referred to as salvage, used, reconditioned or rebuilt parts. They are sometimes obtained from junkyards and can be either OEM or aftermarket parts.
PartsAFTERMARKET PARTS are new replacement parts that were not made and/or suppplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Imitation parts offer a price-based alternative, but may not provide the same fit, finish, and structural strength. They may not perform to the manufacturer’s exacting specifications so they may not return the car to its full pre-loss condition. Aftermarket parts are often referred to on your estimate with these names or abbreviations: A/M Aftermarket / Automotive replacement parts QRP Quality Replacement Parts CP Competitive Parts LKQ Like Kind and Quality
PartsREBUILT PARTS may be rebuilt OEM or imitation parts. Generally, rebuilding consists of replacing only those components that may be broken, or unusable, and may not involve a complete disassembly and inspection. They typically come with a very limited warranty (30 to 90 days). Rebuilt parts are typically rebuilt and supplied by aftermarket sources, not by an OEM.
PartsUSED PARTS are parts taken from another vehicle either exactly like, or somewhat like yours. It may be an OEM part or imitation part. It is usually inspected visually for damage and installed on a vehicle if it appears to be OK.
PartsREMANUFACTURED PARTS are parts that have been remanufactured to return them to factory specifications. Genuine Remanufactured parts begin with a used part that is completely disassembled, inspected, diagnosed, and cleaned. Then all worn or inoperative parts are replaced. The part is reassembled and tested to ensure it meets the same specifications as the original part. Genuine Remanufactured parts are literally “as good as new” and are backed by a warranty honored by Manufacturer Dealers nationwide.