Some parts are “certified” to
reduce body shop and consumer concerns
about the differences in aftermarket parts.
And, though 93% of body shops report
that they do use aftermarket parts, only
4% say they like them. They also say they’re
4 times as likely to return certified or non-certified
aftermarket parts to their supplier
as they are with OE*. And, most importantly,
certified or non-certified parts are not required
to be crash tested with your Honda.
AFTERMARKET PARTS are new replacement parts
that were not made and/or suppplied by Honda, 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 Honda’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
REMANUFACTURED PARTS are parts that have been
remanufactured to return them to factory specifications.
Honda Genuine Remanufactured parts begin with a
used Honda 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. Honda Genuine Remanufactured
parts are literally “as good as new” and are backed by a
warranty honored by Honda Dealers nationwide.
REBUILT PARTS may be rebuilt OE 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.
USED PARTS are parts taken from another vehicle
either exactly like, or somewhat like yours. It may be
an OE part or imitation part. It is usually inspected
visually for damage and installed on a vehicle if it
appears to be OK.
SALVAGE PARTS are parts that have been harvested
from donor vehicles in salvage yards, or from a totaled
vehicle. They may be an OE part or imitation part.
RECYCLED PARTS also referred to as salvage,
used, reconditioned or rebuilt parts. They are sometimes
obtained from junkyards and can be either OEM or