When Quality Counts. Not all Aftermarket Parts are Created Equal. CAPA Update for the CCIF. Who We Are Why CAPA Program Review CAPAâ€™s Success CAPA Responds Aftermarket Parts Reform: The Real Future. Mission Statement.
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Not all Aftermarket Parts are Created Equal
CAPA is a non-profit, third party independent standard setting organization whose goal is to ensure that the market has a high quality, fairly priced alternative to expensive car company parts.
To protect American consumers from a car company parts monopoly and poor quality parts
Car companies spend millions of dollars to discredit aftermarket parts, scare consumers, co-opt body shops and intimidate state legislatures into protecting their monopoly
Not stepping in and working to break this monopoly will only lead to higher car repair costs and higher insurance premiums.
A 1994 Ford Taurus hood costs almost $400 + $350 to install and refinish it.
A TV/VCR costs around $250 and it plugs in for immediate use.
Consumers Know There Is Something Wrong When:
Does distributor listing govern CAPA certification?
A detailed review and audit of the factory and manufacturing processes
Inspection, quality control and operating processes are critically reviewed
An independent body determines whether the quality processes and factory each meet CAPA’s 60+ point quality requirements
& Continuous Inspection
Product Quality Certification vs. System Certification
Checking Fixture is Approved
Part Properties are Tested & Approved
Part Passes Vehicle Test Fit
When All Criteria are Met: Part Certified and Seal Affixed
Mating Components: Checked against part
Datum Points: Set at all critical areas
Bodylines: Exactly match car company
Gap: Matches master
Holes: Properly placed
Flush: Matches Master
Form and fit
Adhesive and weld integrity
Quality Control procedures
Identifying markingsPart Properties are Tested
As of December 31, 2001 all CAPA parts have a vehicle test fit or equivalent
When compared to car company parts in the market, 100% of CAPA parts meet standards and only 50% of the car company parts meet the standards
Percent of Parts introduced as CAPA that meet CAPA Standards
Percent Car Company Service Parts Meeting CAPA Standards
CAPA Parts are equal or BETTER than their car company counterparts !!
Each and every part has a unique number
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CAPA regularly tests car company parts and we’ve accumulated significant data on GM parts:
All are on record in support of CAPA, its goals and/or aftermarket parts
The Car Companies win in two ways:
Insist on Genuine