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CAPA Introduces CAPA 701 Mirror Standard


CAPA-301x92-Dec14 Washington D.C. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association announces that its Technical Committee has approved the CAPA 701 Standard for the certification of aftermarket exterior mirrors and mirror components. This Standard specifies the certification requirements for passenger and driver side mirror assemblies, mirror glass, mirror housings and covers.

The CAPA 701 Standard specifications include compliance to applicable sections of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, Rear Visibility as well as requirements for performance testing, material composition, dimensions, appearance, function, construction and retaining features, and Vehicle Test Fit (VTF).

The CAPA 701 Standard was approved this month by a vote of CAPA’s Technical Committee, led by Chair Rod Enlow of RENlow Auto Technical Consulting, Inc. and Vice Chair Nick Scheid of LNS & Associates. The Committee, responsible for CAPA’s Standard Development and approval, includes collision repairers, insurers, part distributors, manufacturers, and other industry experts. “Ensuring that all aspects of the collision repair industry has input into CAPA’s Standards, this comprehensive assembly of industry experts demonstrates CAPA’s industry-inclusive and fully public nature,” said Debbie Klouser, CAPA’s Director of Operations.

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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