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CAPA Announces New Certification Standard for AC Condensers

Washington DC – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), announces the release of its most recent standard: the CAPA 602 Standard for the Certification of Aftermarket Air Conditioning Condensers. The standard includes performance testing requirements for leak resistance, burst resistance, heat exchange, as well as fit.

“Manufacturers who choose to certify their parts to CAPA’s Standards have a way to clearly demonstrate the quality of their products to the repair industry,” stated Deborah Klouser, CAPA Director of Operations. “The CAPA 602 AC Condenser Standard joins the CAPA 601 Radiator Standard as part of CAPA’s Cooling Parts Standards, which will also include a standard for cooling fans.”

In addition to AC condensers and radiators, CAPA also certifies part types including fenders, hoods, grilles, bumper covers, headlamps, taillamps, fog lamps, front and rear bumpers, reinforcement bars, and energy absorbers. Parts that meet CAPA certification requirements are authorized to display the CAPA Quality Seal and are identified on CAPA’s Certified Parts Listing on the CAPA website.

CAPA’s Technical Committee is the body responsible for the review and approval of CAPA Standards, and its membership includes:

  • Randall Bollander – Empire Auto Parts
  • Jeff Chen – T.Y.G. Products, L.P.
  • Bill Dornon – LKQ-Keystone
  • Rod Enlow – RENLOW Auto Technical Consulting, Inc. (Chairman)
  • Don Feeley – City Body & Frame
  • Jim Fisher – PBSI-DS
  • Bob Guzdziol – K.S.I. Trading
  • Don Hill – State Farm Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Jim Horner – USAA Insurance
  • Jared Humphrey – Service King Collision Repair Centers
  • Jim Miras – Micro Rim Corporation
  • Dan Risley – Automotive Services Association (ASA)
  • Mark Sanders – Caliber Collision Centers
  • Nick Scheid, LNS & Associates (Vice-Chairman)
  • Michael Smith – GEICO Insurance
  • Chad Sulkala – Allstate Insurance
  • Richard Wang – Gordon Auto Body Parts Co., Ltd.

The Certified Automotive Parts Association, founded in 1987, is the nation’s only independent, non-profit, certification organization for automotive crash parts whose sole purpose is to ensure that both consumers and the industry have the means to identify high quality parts via the CAPA Quality Seal. CAPA is an ANSI accredited standards developer for competitive crash repair parts. For more information see CAPAcertified.org.


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