after market parts?

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    still dealing with the 'wreck'

    i took truck to a car shop i like and trust...i got an estimate...now the insurance has cut 250 bucks from the estimate and put in "after market" parts. I am not happy about that. Have call into agent? so what is the story with after market parts, i understand they are basically chinese crap? so any imput on this?
     
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    My understanding (Talk to the shop guy for sure) is this is stuff pulled off other cars of the same make as yours, or parts sold to dealers/shops and traded as necessary.

    So if someone else's car was totaled, but their car still had usable undamaged parts, a wrecker would pull off all the good stuff off of it and sell it.

    With later model cars the insurance companies are more and more inclined to total the car rather than get repairs. A lot of parts of a car cost more to replace than a car is worth, so there are more likely to be after market parts for these cars. Air bags cost a bomb to replace.
     
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    okay i get to get the term defined for me...
     
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    Many of the modifications made to one's car are made using after market auto parts. Aftermarket simply means that the product being installed onto or into one's car is made by a company other than the original manufacturer of the car. Any part made by the original manufacturer is considered OEM, or original equipment manufacturer. Most performance parts are manufactured by aftermarket companies due to their ability to specialize in particular field. Aftermarket parts range anywhere from air intake kits to car graphics kits and chrome rims. Aftermarket parts can sometimes be installed by the car's owner with minimal or no knowledge about automobiles, while other parts will require professional installation. Knowledgeable advice should be sought in order to make an educated decision before buying an aftermarket product.

    What are After Market Auto Parts?
     
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    I buy a lot of after market parts as the manufacturer doesn't make them anymore.

    Ordinarily an "after market" body panel company was the either a subcontractor that made the original part for the manufacturer and simply continued offering that part under their own name or a company that has bought the original machines used by the manufacturer when the manufacturer retools.
     
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    I missed the OP on your accident...where is your truck wrecked?
     
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    the entire front end....cosmetics mostly
     
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    You won't have any problems then.

    I've never had a after market body panel that wasn't identical to the OEM panel.
     
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    from what i am reading the re sell of the truck could be less with aftermarket parts and they could be less safe.
     

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