There are parts, and then there are Genuine GM Collision and Auto Body Parts

You might not know the difference, but the difference is worth knowing.

Only Genuine GM Parts are designed, engineered, and tested by GM to fit the exact specifications of your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac vehicle. So when you use Genuine GM Collision Parts, you can expect precise fit and easy installation, as well as the peace of mind that comes from knowing your vehicle is restored as close to its original, pre-collision condition as possible.

While there are a lot of aftermarket collision parts to choose from, there’s only one original manufacturer. Generic, non-Original Equipment (Non-OE) products and auto body parts are made to provide an alternative, but nothing in the generic aftermarket can guarantee to match the fit, finish, and durability you can be assured of when you use Genuine GM Collision and Auto Body Parts.

Advantages of genuine GM collision parts vs. non-oe parts

Genuine GM parts Non-oe parts
Designed to manufacturer’s safety requirements May not have crumple zones or meet manufacturer’s stringent safety requirements
Precise fit May leave unsightly gaps between body panels, detracting from car’s value
Quicker installation May require workarounds and more time to get parts to fit
Primed and ready for paint May not be primed, affecting paint adhesion and overall finish quality
Verified build quality No guarantee of material or design quality
Proven structural integrity Unknown integrity testing
Maintains resale value Ill-fitting parts and build quality could affect car’s resale value

For more information on why you should choose Original Equipment collision parts, visit There you’ll find a wealth of resources from the OEM Collision Repair Roundtable—a coalition of Original Equipment Manufacturers that includes GM.