Although we hope it never happens, sometimes accidents do occur. To help you stay prepared and empowered, please consider the following tips:
Before an Accident Occurs:
Each state has unique minimum liability insurance requirements you must carry. For information on those requirements, please see your insurance provider. As you determine how to protect your vehicle, here are a few points to consider:
From the State of Michigan:
Michigan law requires a collision assistance repair facility to inform you in writing if the replacement parts used to repair your vehicle are non-OEM (NOT Original Equipment Manufacturer and are not produced by the vehicle manufacturer). Non-OEM parts may be of a lesser quality and, if used, may void the manufacturer's warranty.
From the Texas Department of Insurance:
27). CHOICE OF REPAIR SHOP AND REPLACEMENT PARTS. "You have the right to choose the repair shop and replacement parts for your vehicle. An insurance company may not specify the brand, type, kind, age, vendor, supplier, or condition of parts or products used to repair your automobile."
Authentic Mopar Collision Repair Parts are the only parts designed, engineered, and tested exclusively for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram, FIAT® and Alfa Romeo vehicles. They help preserve the integrity of your vehicle, so it can look and perform as it should. That's why if youâre in a collision, you should insist on Authentic Mopar Collision Repair Parts. Itâs a difference you can see:
Keeping your vehicle like new helps ensure you'll get the greatest return on your investment at the time of resale. Also, if you lease your vehicle, you'll be expected to return it up to standard; otherwise, you may be required to pay additional termination charges. Authentic Mopar Collision Repair Parts help protect your safety and your investment, and help minimize the possibility that your vehicle will lose some of its value.
This limited warranty includes perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use. Replacement sheet metal products, which prove to be defective due to perforation (inside-out rust-through only) will be repaired or replaced at the option of FCA US LLC. If the vehicle is eight (8) model years old or more, FCA US LLC may replace the defective part with a comparable salvage part.
This warranty covers the cost of parts, labor and paint for replacement parts, including outer-panel sheet metal parts, if incurred as a result of the failure; if pre-approved by FCA US LLC; and if an authorized FCA US dealer originally installed the part. Parts are covered on a replacement basis only, if the original part was sold over-the-counter. This warranty is not transferable.
This warranty is not transferable to a subsequent owner of the vehicle. FCA US LLC warrants, to the original purchaser only, Mopar® Replacement Sheet Metal products, including plastic bumper covers and grilles, against defects in material or workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the part is installed.
WHAT'S NOT COVERED
This warranty does not cover corrosion due to fire, accident, vehicle abuse, owner negligence or vehicle alteration; corrosion caused by sand, hail, airborne fallout, chemicals, salt, road hazards or stone damage; or surface paint deterioration or corrosion (other than inside-out perforation).