The last situation anyone wants to end up with in their General Motors, or GM, vehicle is a collision or accident. These sometimes-unavoidable occurrences can set back people in both time and money. Here at Collision 1, our goal is to save you time and money in both the short term and the long term. In order to achieve that, we are a certified GM collision repair shop that uses only genuine GM parts. A GM Collision Center is a collision repair shop that does certified service on the General Motor brand lineup of vehicles like Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac. These collision repair shops are certified to perform proper repairs on General Motors vehicles using GM Genuine Parts. All GM Collision Centers are Chevrolet certified, Buick certified, GMC certified, and Cadillac certified.
What are certified GM Genuine Parts?
GM Genuine Parts are brand new parts certified by GM to be used in their vehicles that have been in a collision or accident. These parts are manufactured to the same factory’s new specifications that are put on new GM vehicles. In other words, these parts are the same as the parts put on your vehicle in the factory. This is important for multiple reasons:
- Quality and Longevity
Vehicles that use GM Genuine Parts will last longer than vehicles repaired with aftermarket parts. Aftermarket parts present a multitude of issues, such as being mass manufactured as cheap as possible. This will not guarantee their quality, as cheap and mass-manufactured parts are also designed to fit as many vehicles as they can. This will cost you more in the long run, as aftermarket parts must be replaced more often since they are not built to last.
Aftermarket parts could compromise the safety systems in your GM vehicle. This could include but is not limited to:
– Forward Automatic Braking
– Forward Collision Alert
– Lane Keep Assist
– Lane Departure Warning
– Side Blind Zone Alert
– Rear Park Assist
– Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Not using Genuine GM Parts will put both the driver and any occupants of the vehicle at unnecessary risk. Aftermarket parts for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles are not built with the same safety standards in mind as factory parts.
Since aftermarket parts are constructed cheaply and intended to fit as many vehicles as possible, it is very likely your vehicle will not look or drive the way it was intended to. Using Genuine GM Parts can ensure the factory’s new look for your vehicle, as these parts are manufactured and certified to General Motor’s expectations and quality standards.
- Resale Value
As soon as your repair your Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, or GMC with aftermarket parts, the resale value of your vehicle will go down substantially. The only way to keep high value to your GM vehicle is to have certified service done to it with GM Genuine Parts. You wouldn’t want to buy a used car with non-certified parts put on it, so aim to never put aftermarket parts on your own GM vehicle.
Has your Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac been in an accident?
When most people get into an accident or collision, it makes sense that they would want to spend the least amount of money on repairs. It is vital in situations like these to do your research. Your insurance company might direct you toward a repair shop that is not certified in repairing General Motors vehicles properly. This is because your insurance will also find ways to cut corners and save money. As a car insurance customer, you have the right to decide where your GM vehicle will be repaired. Sometimes, your insurance might not even cover Genuine GM Parts even though you can request only genuine parts be used on your vehicle. If you spend a little more to have repairs done at a certified GM Collision Center, you will not only save money down the road, but you won’t be putting yourself and others in the vehicle at unnecessary risk.
Collision 1 is a Seattle-based and locally-owned brand of repair shops! We are proud to offer GM-certified collision repair at all our locations. We do all the work for you, which includes working with your insurance company, so you don’t have to. Customer satisfaction is what we pride ourselves on, and we will help you all along the process of fixing your GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac, or Buick with our certified service!