Advantages of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Replacement Parts
A genuine difference.
From performance to fit, there's a real advantage to using Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts. The same quality and craftsmanship we have put into making your vehicle are what go into our parts, too.
Built for longevity and fully covered by our Parts Limited Warranty* for up to two years, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are specifically engineered to work seamlessly with all the safety and convenience systems in your vehicle. Plus, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Collision Parts have been rigorously tested for safety, quality, consistency, and reliability. See for yourself what the results reveal.
*The Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts and Over-the-Counter Parts Warranty covers parts and labor for Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts purchased from a Mercedes-Benz Dealership and installed by a Mercedes-Benz Dealership or Certified Collision Center.
The reasons why the right parts matter.
Original Equipment Manufacturer Collision Parts, often known simply as OEM collision parts, are exactly designed and made to the same specifications and tolerances as the original parts on a vehicle at the time at which it was manufactured. Since Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are OEM collision parts, they meet strict requirements for everything from fit to dent resistance. Plus, they are proven during vehicle development to deliver the intended level of protection as a whole system.
But sometimes, in order to save money, insurance companies will suggest using alternative, or non-OEM, parts for a repair. Many non-OEM parts are not made to the exact specifications of a Mercedes-Benz, and as a result, may cause damage to different systems in your vehicle. Plus, non-OEM parts will not be covered under your vehicle's warranty.
Just remember, the repair of your leased vehicle may require the use of Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts.
What to look out for with replacement parts.
Many auto parts stores sell non-OEM parts that can be used in a vehicle restoration. But what you may not realize is that there are other types of replacement parts - often called "crash parts" - that may be used during a repair job. The types of crash parts you should look out for include:
Salvage. Commonly called "LKQ"" (like kind and quality) or recycled parts, they can include large body assemblies such as complete bumper assemblies, doors, or complete front ends that have been severed from the original vehicle from the windshield forward.
While they may be a lower-priced alternative, salvage parts may have already been replaced with aftermarket collision parts, or be structurally compromised as a result of the collision. Other factors that may affect the quality of these parts include:
- Improper storage resulting in exposure to the elements
- Hidden damage
- Improper removal or missing components
- Water damage (rust or mold)
- Exposure to the high heat generated by a vehicle fire
Any of these issues could compromise the safety or performance of your vehicle, and these salvage parts may not be covered by your new-vehicle warranty.
Reconditioned. Simply put, a reconditioned part is one that has been removed from an existing vehicle and then repaired and/or refinished. And unless they were remanufactured to meet the same standards for quality and reliability as a new part, any damage to your vehicle or its parts caused by the failure of reconditioned parts would not be covered by your new-vehicle warranty.
Counterfeit. While often similar in physical appearance, counterfeit parts are internally different from Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts; however, they may be made in such a manner as to be undetectable by you or even a trained technician. Since they are falsely branded as having been made by Mercedes-Benz, you may never know that a counterfeit part was installed in your vehicle. And if you are in a subsequent collision, you and the other vehicle occupants could be severely harmed as a result of these defective parts. So, for greater peace of mind, the best way to avoid a counterfeit part is to ensure that the part comes from a Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Collision Parts
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Collision Parts. The smart way to restore your vehicle.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Bumpers
From fit and appearance to durability and performance, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Bumpers are a cut above. Built using high-density original resins, these bumpers are designed to work in conjunction with your vehicle's safety systems. Plus, they must meet stringent requirements not only for safety in both high- and low-speed impacts, but also for engine cooling/HVAC performance; aerodynamics; noise; vibration; harshness (NVH); assembly; and serviceability as well.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fenders
Along with enhancing your vehicle's appearance and aerodynamic performance, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fenders work in unison with your vehicle's safety systems, and thanks to quality construction, are also built to resist dents, dings, and corrosion.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Hoods
Made to the same specifications as the original equipment, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Hoods are designed for appearance and safety. In an accident, they are engineered to crumple in a prescribed manner to avoid intrusion into the passenger compartment. Durable and easy to install, these hoods are built for an exact fit to correspond with each and every Mercedes-Benz model.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Grilles
Meeting all the OEM specifications for fit and finish, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Grilles are designed to allow for direct and proper airflow into the radiator and engine. Rigorously tested, these grilles are always application-specific to Mercedes-Benz models.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Headlamps
Tightly sealed to prevent moisture, dust, and road debris from entering, and UV-protected to reduce yellowing, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Headlamps fully integrate with the Intelligent Lighting System, and feature a beam pattern that provides optimal light output and reduces glare for oncoming vehicles.