When recycled parts aren't available, we may substitute aftermarket parts. These are new or rebuilt parts not usually sold by the vehicle manufacturer.
The suppliers ensure the quality of these parts meets that of original parts. The warranty they provide is as good as, or better than, warranties for factory new parts.
Aftermarket parts include radiators, hoses, belts, steering parts, brake parts, engine parts and so on. They also include sheet metal parts, like fenders and doors, for vehicles older than five model years. We don't provide aftermarket parts for current model year vehicles and vehicles with less than 20,000 km.
In short, you'll get parts equal to new original parts. What's more, aftermarket parts generally cost one-third less than new factory parts. This helps us control the cost of repairs and, in turn, the cost of your Autopac insurance.