Mopar has sent out a mailing to some customers and body shops advertising a new collision parts conquest program. Designed to bolster sales of original-equipment quality parts in cases where customers or insurance companies may opt for cheaper aftermarket pieces, the program works by asking customers or body shops to build an estimate as they normally would; then to send the full estimate to a participating dealer, who will “pull out all the stops” to match the aftermarket pricing. While aftermarket parts are often far cheaper than factory replacements, there have been many complaints by body shops and end customers that they often do not fit or are not well made. Allpar tested an aftermarket mirror from a reputable manufacturer and found that the fit was incorrect, a flexible seal was replaced by a hard piece of plastic, and the mirror shakes while the car is running; but the price..
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