Collision Glossary

Imitation parts

(same as aftermarket parts) – New replacement parts that were not made 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 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
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