I would ask them to use used GM parts from a salvage yard if they can't
buy new GM parts. Any Part that carries the 'CAPA' garentee label is
predy much made over seas.
I remember one time we got a S-10 fender with that 'CAPA' label.
Frigging thing was 2 inches short! The entire shipment 4 retailers
recived of 82 to 92 S-10 Fenders were all 2 Inches short. Which predy
much means the die being used to stamp th fenders was so worn out, and
had been dressed so many times there is no way in hell it could make a
part of the right dimentions. Supposedly they inspect those parts they
label with the 'CAPA' decal.
When it comes to older cars, the over seas made after market body parts
are not even the same gauge of metal. They are the same thin gauge as
the rest of the junk they make over seas.
When ever you can insist the replacement parts used on your vehicle are
atleast made in north america (canda-us-mexico), or opt for used GM body
paniels from a salvage yard.
i am in n.c
a few yrs back a friend had a wreck with his 96 s-10.
he said he wanted gm parts used, they told him because his truck had
over 100k miles, if he wanted gm parts he would have to pay the
sounded kind of funny to me.
I think they was finding the cheap way out.I have a buddy that works at a
well known body shop here in the piedmont area and they want put any thing
on but oem parts unless the owner absolute wants aftermarket parts. My
suburban got stolen back in April it had around 112000 miles on it they had
to winch it out of some woods done around $5000 worth of damage and all the
replacement parts was oem that went back on it right from the gmc place.I
have been told buy a few body shops that they have to put oem parts on if
you insist on it. Luckily my insherence company has never given me any
problems about this.Just my 2 mirrors cost over a $1000 bucks what a rip
off.But I believe you could call the insherance commission and find out a
I work in the Automotive industry supplying parts to the big three. We just
about jump through hoops keeping the customers happy. These guys are
incredibly strict about the tolerances they will allow us in our die casting
and machining facilities, when I look at the quality they demand from us, I
wouldn't buy aftermarket.
Just my two cents worth.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.