Certified OEM Repair Shops
Find a Fix Auto Certified OEM Repair Shop Near You!
Collision restoration work and other auto repair projects demand parts and components that meet or exceed the original specs. If the replacement parts aren’t the same quality as the original ones, everything from safety to driving enjoyment can be compromised.
That’s why it’s important to have a collision repair center that uses top-quality components and parts. The Fix Auto network of auto body repair shops, located across the United States, includes many facilities that hold the following certifications:
- Ford Certification
- Honda and Acura ProFirst Certification
- Subaru Certification
- Tesla Certification
- Nissan Certification
- Infiniti Certification
- Hyundai Certification
- Kia Certification
- Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) Certification
There are other OEM certifications that some Fix Auto facilities carry and of course, we repair vehicles from all makes and models. But what does OEM mean, and how important is this classification for your vehicle’s repair? Glad you asked – Fix Auto has the answers!
What Does OEM Mean?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and this means that for cars, OEM parts are made by the original car manufacturer. For example, if your Honda radiator is damaged in an accident, an OEM Honda radiator is the same part that was originally installed during factory assembly.
That’s the main difference between OEM parts and aftermarket parts; while OEM parts are made by the same company that produced your car’s original equipment, aftermarket parts are made by 3rd party companies. Generally speaking, OEM parts have better reliability and quality than aftermarket components.
OEM parts are made to the same standards as your car’s original equipment specifications – and that’s an important distinction to recognize, especially considering you want your repaired vehicle to perform just as well as your pre-accident automobile!
Now that you know about the OEM meaning, what about the advantages of using parts from an OEM shop?
Why Choose OEM Parts? Quality, Reliability, and Much More
Fix Auto includes repair shops that are considered OEM certified, which means that the original manufacturer parts are available for repair projects. Some of our customers demand only OEM parts, installed by OEM certified technicians.
There are many reasons to choose OEM parts over aftermarket parts:
OEM parts are made to higher quality standards than aftermarket parts. That means better reliability, longer lasting value, and exceptional performance.
For collision repairs, this is important. An OEM fender, for example, offers seamless fit and function, meaning your car will look – and perform – just like before. Aftermarket parts sometimes don’t have that same “fit like a glove” factor of OEM components.
Many OEM parts, including those at Fix Auto OEM certified body shops, include a warranty. Of course, all repair work at Fix Auto collision centers is backed by our limited lifetime warranty.
Hassle-free part selection
Since aftermarket parts have numerous manufacturers, part numbers, and styles to choose from, finding the “right” part can be next to impossible. OEM parts don’t have this problem – there’s usually just one replacement for the original.
Need OEM Certified Technicians? Visit Fix Auto Today
The only thing better than OEM parts for your car’s collision repair is the expert installation skill of an OEM certified technician. Fix Auto has Honda, Ford, Nissan, and Toyota OEM certified technicians – all trained to the most rigorous industry standards. Aside from OEM-specific certifications, every Fix Auto repair technician is classified as “Gold Class” by I-CAR, a leading independent collision repair organization.
What does OEM mean for your vehicle’s repair process? In a word, everything. To learn more about Fix Auto’s OEM Certified Repair Shops, give us a call at 800.INFO.FIX.