Is the Expense Worth It?

With popular models of Infiniti like the QX50 (formerly known as the EX) costing just under $35,000, it is possible to get the feature-rich joy of driving a luxury car at a less expensive price tag. One of the reasons consumers consistently choose Infiniti is the sleek, modern look of their vehicles and the trendy features offered. While you may enjoy the cheaper price as opposed to other luxury cars like BMW and Audi, it’s important not to choose the least expensive repairs.

You’ve already invested a lot of money into your car. You don’t want to waste unnecessary funds on a part that doesn’t matter. We totally understand. But auto body repair is not a place to skimp. There’s a reason Infiniti OEM repairs are so important. The quality you receive from a Infiniti certified collision repair shop is unparalleled. Aftermarket, or alternative, parts are inferior. They may be made by second-rate suppliers, salvaged from totaled cars, rebuilt from other vehicles after an accident, or come from a different source. You don’t know where these parts come from, who made them, or what condition they are in. There’s no guarantee that these parts won’t deteriorate over time. In fact, depending on the part, they may seriously impact your car’s crash worthiness.

By trusting an Infiniti OEM body shop, you receive high quality parts that will return your vehicle to factory condition. Not only does a certified OEM shop make sure the parts used on your collision repairs are new and original equipment manufacturer parts, specifically made to fit your car, they also are required to follow Infiniti approved procedures on all repairs.

Cline Collision Center is certified in Infiniti collision repair, meaning our work, equipment, and parts used have be acknowledged by Infiniti as being the highest quality.  Although Infiniti OEM parts may be more expensive than cheap knockoffs, you can rely on them. Inferior aftermarket parts are not necessarily made to fit your vehicle, and may deteriorate or rust over time, impacting the appearance and structural integrity of your car. Instead, trust an Infiniti OEM shop with experience, the highest certifications, and a dedication to our work. We stand behind all our repairs. Come to Cline, where “choosing us is no accident”.

The Importance of Ford OEM Repair

Why is particularly important to make sure to go to the right auto body facility for your Ford repairs? Two main reasons come to mind: OEM parts and the growing trend towards aluminum frames.

We’ve talked before about the importance of Ford OEM repair. But the reality is, we can’t talk enough about it. We are passionate about OEM repairs because we know the difference they make in your vehicle. Aftermarket or “alternative” parts are substandard substitutes for the real thing; these inferior parts may be lower quality, not fit your car properly, more likely to rust or wear down, or have any number of other problems. OEM parts have been manufactured precisely for your vehicle, and with the highest quality in mind. Our dedication to using OEM parts and the proper manufacturer procedures for repairs is why we are a Ford recognized body shop.

In addition to the importance of OEM, the growing prevalence of aluminum frames is another element to consider. The Ford F-150, the most popular vehicle in America, has been made with a primarily aluminum body since 2015. What does that mean for Ford F-150 owners? The distinction between aluminum and traditional steel frames is important. The two metals can be extremely corrosive to one another, so if you take your aluminum body truck to a body shop that uses the same tools and space for all types of vehicles, your truck could be damaged. Even steel shavings can be corrosive, so aluminum repairs need an entirely separate space. It’s not just tools and facility either – the auto technicians need to be properly trained in how to complete aluminum repairs.

You may have heard that OEM repairs are better. Now you know two important reasons why. Cline Collision Center is a local Ford OEM repair facility that offers the best in Ford OEM and aluminum collision repairs.  Call us today for more information.

Why “Alternative” Parts Are Detrimental to Honda Repair

You may have heard that alternative parts are cheaper that original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and much cheaper. However, you may not know that “alternative” is a blanket term and can be used to describe a wide variety of parts. Alternative could refer to: recycled, salvaged, re-manufactured, used, rebuilt, and aftermarket to name a few. This means that when you use alternative parts, you have no idea where they are coming from and what condition they are in. There’s several different scenarios.

For instance, you bring your beloved Honda into a shop for body repairs. They assure you that the parts used will be brand new. Perhaps they are new, but made by a cheap supplier. These second-rate parts are more likely to wear down over time, damaging the appearance of your vehicle and may even impact the structural integrity of the car. Since they haven’t been manufactured and approved by Honda for your vehicle, there’s no guarantee that they will fit perfectly with your vehicle, both in appearance and quality.

Or maybe the parts were original, but they come from a vehicle that has been in an accident. Unfortunately you don’t know the condition of these salvaged parts. They may be fine. Or they may have received damage that will impact your vehicle.

The reality is that many “alternative” parts are lower quality than OEM parts. The only way to ensure you are getting the best parts for your Honda is to go to a repair facility that is specially dedicated to OEM repairs. Cline Collision Center is proud to be a Honda OEM certified body shop offering world class repairs. We only use new OEM parts for every Honda repair and our auto technicians are well trained in the proper procedures for repairs, so you can be assured you will get the best Honda OEM repair possible.