Repairing your vehicle with the right parts is extremely important. It affects the fit, finish, and safety of your vehicle. We follow manufacturer guidelines for all our factory certifications. Watch these videos to learn about the differences in parts shops may use and the effects on your auto body shop repair.
Can a body part affect your Honda’s safety?
Honda is a safety system, when your Honda is involved in an accident aftermarket/imitation (non Honda) parts can cause vehicles airbag system to deploy more slowly. Aftermarket Bumpers, bumper beams, headlights, hoods, doors, and fenders can cause the vehicles safety system to not react properly. Honda performed a crash test a with Honda bumper parts and did the same crash test using commonly available aftermarket parts, the aftermarket parts caused the airbags to deploy several seconds slower than then Honda parts, which would lower the NHSTA’s crash rating from a 5 star rating to a 4 star rating.
What happens when your airbag deploys late?
This effectively shows the difference between your airbag deploying on time and your airbag deploying several hundredths of a second late. Always demand your insurance company cover brand new factory parts, they could save your life!
Ford Safety Tests - Aftermarket vs OEM Parts
Ford does not recommend using aftermarket parts. There are not any manufacturers that will recommend the use of aftermarket parts. All aftermarket parts are imitation parts and the safety of those parts cannot be verified. Ford’s parts are crash tested and will get your vehicle back to pre-accident condition.
News Story on Insurance Steering & Aftermarket Parts
After the Anderson Cooper story was released, local news stations all over the country started airing their own local stories. Another news story on insurance company direct repair shops fixing cars incorrectly. More proof that insurance company direct repair shops all over the country fix cars incorrectly in order to save the insurance company money. We know first hand that insurance companies do this. Ask us which insurance companies we recommend!
Indianapolis Insurance Company Steering & Aftermarket Parts
On a daily basis, insurance companies come into our shop and attempt to tell us how to repair vehicles. It is extremely important for your families safety that you be wary of the insurance companies recommended body shops, the odds are they are looking out for the insurance companies financial interests and not your interests.