What are Aftermarket Parts & Why Use Them?
What is MyPartsChoice.com?
My Parts Choice was launched by the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) as a consumer information portal to ensure consumer parts choice and right to repair options are not terminated or compromised by car companies.
You Can Choose
Auto Body Parts
Does it matter what parts you put on your car? Absolutely! But maybe not in the ways you think. The differences between alternative parts and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts may surprise you while choosing alternative parts could save you time and money.
Are you covered?
You might be surprised, but having a choice in vehicle replacement parts and auto insurance go hand in hand. Whether it’s picking the right parts after a collision or the influence parts have on your premiums, the power of choice has an impact on your wallet.
Drivers look closely at a number of factors when choosing their insurance – including the cost of premiums. But did you know that having a choice in the parts used – and even the right to choose alternative parts – is some of what keeps insurance premiums from skyrocketing?
The auto insurance industry estimates that the average driver will file a collision claim roughly every 17 years. What does the post-collision claims process look like? And what is the role that aftermarket parts play in the cost of repairs and your insurance premiums?
It’s your vehicle, you should be able to care for it however you choose, right? Automobile manufacturers are working hard to make the answer to that question “no”. Learn what car companies are doing to try and limit your options, and what you can do to protect your right to choose.
The Right to Repair movement has gotten another boost. Recently, a bipartisan bill named the Save Money on Auto Repair Transportation (SMART) Act was introduced
In July of 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a workshop to review concerns from consumers and advocacy groups over a troubling trend –