Remanufactured Parts

    After establishing a presence in the OEM parts and Aftermarket parts markets, One Stop Auto looked to expand our offerings for our customers. After a great deal of searching, we were proud to start offering remanufactured parts to our customers. These parts are often called reconditioned, rebuilt, or reman parts. All of these terms refer to the same type of part. It is a part that was used and then brought back to new (or better) condition. This is done by cleaning, replacing worn components and in many cases fixing any issues that the original part had. These parts offer a great value to the customer compared with some of the OEM and Aftermarket offerings. One Stop Auto always tries to offer our customers as many options as possible so that we can address any possible situation, so bringing remanufactured parts into the mix was a natural fit.

    What is a “Remanufactured” part?

    A remanufactured part (also known as a rebuilt, reconditioned, or reman part) is a combination of a new and used part. Many of the components of the part are replaced during the reconditioning process while some remain from the original part. Commonly remanufactured parts include but are not limited to…

    ABS Modules
    Body Control Module’s
    ECU’s & ECM’s
    Mass Airflow Meters
    Window Motors
    Wiper Motors
    Tailgate Motors
    Transfer Case Motors
    Brake Master Cylinders
    CV Drive Axle Shafts
    Prop Shafts
    Headlamp Motors
    Electronic Spark Controls
    Starters
    Alternators
    Power Steering Pumps
    Control Valves
    Transmissions
    Engines
    ODB Computers
    Fuel Injector Pumps
    Smog Air Pumps
    Rack & Pinion Assemblies
    Programmers

    While one list could not ever list all of the auto parts that are typically remanufactured, this should help to show you how diverse and numerous this list can be! Basically, more and more parts are being reconditioned each day giving customers more and more options when selecting a part. Calling One Stop Auto can give you access to any number of remanufactured, reconditioned, rebuilt and reman part for your vehicle.

    Benefits of Remanufactured Parts

    Check  Remanufactured parts offer a unique combination of new/used within the same part. This often means that they are of higher quality than the original part that they were reconditioned from. Parts remanufacturers have the benefit of seeing what happened to the OEM part while it was in use and then can work to fix that when they recondition it. For lack of a better term, they have hindsight. This gives them a great starting point as the OEM parts have done millions of miles worth of testing already, so they know what is solid and what is weak within the part. This helps them to “build it better!”

    Check  Some pieces that make up a part never go bad. Things like covers, pulleys, screws, nuts, etc… they do not typically ever fail. Other parts, such as bearings, brushes, capacitors, etc… do fail. Remanufacturers have the benefit of only having to produce the replacements for the worn parts. They can simply clean the parts that do not go bad, rather than having to manufacture them. This leads to a lower cost for the reconditioning company, and they pass that savings on to you, the customer!

    Check  Aftermarket parts can be made by any number of companies throughout the world. This means that customers can have a nearly endless supply of options when choosing a part for their vehicle. Some companies even offer several versions of a part within their own lines! An easy example of this is brake pads. A company may offer a product that is great for daily driving, racing, towing, cold weather, warm weather, off road, etc. This gives a customer a great selection of parts to choose from, but also can be very confusing if they are not familiar with what options may work best for their situation. This is where dealing with a company like One Stop Auto helps because we can guide you to a selection that is best for your particular situation.

    Check  Rebuilt parts offer an advantage over used parts by the fact that they are treated more like new parts than used parts. They are tested, clean, have no miles on them since the rebuild, and have never been installed in a vehicle. This means that you do not need to worry that the previous owner had not taken care of the part, left the part somewhere where it could develop corrosion, etc. You can install it just as you would an aftermarket or OEM part and go. No worries!

    Disadvantages of Remanufactured Parts

    X  There is no set procedure or standard when it comes to remanufacturing a part. Some companies insist on replacing any component of the part that could possibly wear out. They replace everything from windings, bushings, bearings, etc. They extensively clean any parts that they intend to reuse and produce a great part. However, other companies simply fix what was defective in the original part and sent it out as reconditioned. This can cause issues as the rest of the components may not be 100% due to prior use, corrosion, abuse, etc. This causes rebuilt parts to occasionally unpredictable in quality.

    X  One thing to take into consideration with remanufactured parts is the fact that the company that makes them, makes them from the remains of a defective part. This is how they stay in business. They have to recover parts that are defective so that they can repair/fix/replace/recondition/etc to make them reusable. For this reason, they want your defective part back! This is commonly done by a “Core Charge.” The way a core charge works, is that you pay an additional amount upon the purchase of your new part. This varies with the part but is generally $15-$25. This money is then refunded to you when you return your defective part back to the retailer. While you do get your money back, it can be a hassle to return to the retailer to get it, or in some cases having to ship it back. This can lead to additional frustration and costs if you purchase a reconditioned part.

    X  Remanufactured parts rely upon the availability of defective parts in order to create inventory. If you own a newer vehicle, or if you are looking for a part that rarely breaks (no cores to remanufacture) or breaks frequently (no remanufactured parts available) it can be difficult to find someone who has the part in-stock when you need it. Additionally, OEM manufacturers are now charging cores on some of their parts in order to prevent aftermarket remanufacturing companies from getting them. Depending on your situation, this could create an issue for you when trying to find a remanufactured part for your vehicle.

    Calling us is the best way to see what your options are for Remanufactured Parts