OEM (Original Equipment Manufactured)
When referring to automotive parts, OEM designates a replacement part made by the manufacturer of the original part. As most cars are originally assembled with parts made by companies other than the one whose badge appears on the vehicle, it may happen that a car company sells OEM spare parts without claiming to have manufactured the part itself.
Copied from the original factory part and manufactured by a 3rd party supplier. Mainly manufactured overseas and imported into the US. They are certified and tested, and backed by a warranty offered by the company.
Recycled Part/LKQ Parts/Used Parts
Recycled parts and Like Kind and quality parts are original factory parts that have been removed from another vehicle of the same make and model, or a substitutable make and model, and have then been returned to “as new” condition.
Do I have to accept alternative or aftermarket parts?
The insurance policy you purchase determines the type of parts Mahnke is required to use on your vehicle by the insurance company. Your Mahnke Repair Planner will be able to answer your questions and concerns.
Can I have my vehicle repaired with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts and will my Insurance Company pay for them?
Each person’s policy is different, be sure to check with your Insurance Company to see what your policy will cover.