That old adage “you get what you pay for” is as applicable with an insurance policy as it is with anything else. Most people are only interested in paying the cheapest rates possible but never take the time to read the policy to see what coverage’s they actually purchased. If your insurance company endorses the use of aftermarket parts to repair your vehicle (and most of them do) you will only be paid for aftermarket parts. Whether you realize it or not, you agreed to this when you purchased the policy.
Truthfully, some of these parts are not completely unlike their OEM counterparts. In other cases, they are completely different! After several years in this industry you come to know which parts will work and which ones will not. Either way, we make it a point to exhaust every opportunity to have these parts price-matched by our local dealers. This gives them a chance to make a sale and most often they will be reimbursed by the manufacturer for the cost difference.
So, regardless of what is written in your policy, we will be using the highest quality parts available in restoring your vehicle to pre-collision condition.