An auto body shop or auto repair facility that is certified and recommended by the insurance company you work with is not necessarily working for your best interests. We have a great article that goes into the specifics of that titled – Never use DRP repair shops! This article is to highlight the differences of how G5 Customs operates versus any other body shop, and how some insurance companies insist on saving you money to repair your vehicle.
What is a used or refurbished part I see on my repair estimate?
These junk yard parts are from smashed cars and are installed by the repair shop to save money because your insurance company will not pay for new parts. Using old parts saves a auto body shop time and makes them more profit. G5 customs does NOT use junk yard parts unless requested by the customer in writing.
What are aftermarket parts?
Aftermarket parts are simply cheap Chinese made parts that are very close to fitting and “look” like a dealership NEW part. Most of these parts require extra shims, enlarging holes with a grinding tool and the bumpers NEVER fit or look the same as a factory part in our experience. These parts are required for the repair and are paid for by your insurance company and not a penny more. WHY? To save the insurance company money and make the repair shop more profit.
What are CAPA certified aftermarket parts?
CAPA stands for Certified Automotive Parts Association established in 1987 to oversee a testing program to assure the suitability and quality of automotive replacement part. As per the CAPA website “…just because a part is identified for a specific make and model vehicle is no guarantee it will fit, perform, last or be as safe as the original using a CAPA part.” In addition, if a shop installed a CAPA part and is ever sued for using this part, CAPA will NOT stand behind the part by taking up any argument, claim, or evidence to validate its safety or quality VS a OEM manufactured part. This is what your insurance company is insisting you use to repair your car truck, SUV or van?
The G5 difference
So now knowing what you know, how will you decide who repairs your vehicle? Furthermore, how will you react when your insurance company insists you follow their repair plan for your vehicle? If you’re still not convinced or not sure what to do, let’s break down what G5 Customs can do for you:
G5 Customs offers
- G5 deals with the insurance company so you don’t have to
- ONLY new factory OEM parts- NO aftermarket parts
- $250 gift card and FREE towing from the accident scene with all comprehensive Insurance claims.
- Free Estimates
- Text and Email updates with all repairs
- G5 assists with your negotiations with Ins. Co and rental car agency
- A paint and body team skilled enough to produce show car quality finishes
- A paint booth big enough to paint your Motorhome or limousine
Contact G5 Customs today to experience a difference in auto body repair and have your car back in as good as original condition.