The CAR Coalition is committed to preserving and protecting consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair

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The CAR Coalition is a group of independent automotive parts and repair companies, associations and insurers committed to preserving and protecting consumer choice and affordable vehicle repair by ensuring  competition in the market.

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The Truth About Car Parts

A Cost Comparison

What Consumers Are Saying

“When it comes to my vehicle I know who I trust to do repairs, and they don’t work at the dealership where I purchased my car. For me, it’s about relationships and knowing I am getting the best bang for my buck. I value and appreciate having the option to have repairs done at a place of my choice.”

Charmaine

Illinois

Spiraling Cost to Repair

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(Dept. of Labor Consumer Price Index)

Many independently produced parts are certified by a third party to demonstrate their quality and comparability to the automaker branded part. As an example, the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) provides comprehensive standards for aftermarket part certifications. Here are CAPA front bumper crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the industry gold standard for vehicle safety testing. Two 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups were put through a series of crash tests; one of the pickups was fitted with an independently made bumper fitting the requirements of CAPA, a CAR Coalition member. Results for both pickups were nearly identical, as the video shows.