Aftermarket Parts

Aftermarket Parts (same as Copy, Imitation and Non-OEM Parts) is new replacement parts that were not produced or supplied by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Aftermarket collision parts may offer a price-based alternative, but may not provide the same fit, finish and structural strength, and may not perform to the OEM’s exacting specifications. Only Original Equipment parts, supplied by the vehicle manufacturer, are backed by the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty. 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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