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What Is Remanufacturing?

Updated: May 3, 2021

A properly “rebuilt” automotive part is the functional equivalent of a new part and is virtually indistinguishable from a new part. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) required that such parts be labeled as “rebuilt” so they they are not mistakenly accepted as new.

They are not the same!

To remanufacture means to make the part as close to new as possible. A remanufactured part is one that has been completely manufactured to the standard of a new part. If the part has any wearable components, then they are automatically replaced. All core material is closely inspected and checked against original equipment specifications for correct dimensional tolerances. Most replacement parts are new or inspected used parts. If new, the parts should be made in the same production processes as original equipment and testing should be performed to manufacturer specifications and original production standards. If used, the part should be cleaned and inspected for any wear, stress cracks, or and other defects before it is used.

The parts we sell have been designed and manufactured to meet or exceed the original equipment part installed by the vehicle manufacturer.

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