Kentwood, Mich. – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent non-profit standard-setting and certification organization for automotive crash parts, has approved the first headlamp tab repair kits for its verification program. The kits, produced by Creative Repair Solutions (CRS) and distributed by Original One Parts through their Aftermarket Plus product line, were verified following a testing process which included material testing, vibration testing, and vehicle test fit.
CAPA announced its new program for verification of headlamp tab repair kits in September 2019. CAPA Verification differs from its Certification Program in that there is not a car company service part available for comparison to the aftermarket part. In addition, parts that have been CAPA Verified have been proven to meet Verification Program requirements.
The headlamp tab repair kits offer a sustainable solution to the industry by reducing the amount of discarded parts. In addition, these kits help to minimize repair costs, potentially helping to prevent total loss claims.
Parts achieving CAPA verification will bear this mark on the packaging and/or the part itself:
CRS has achieved verification on 14 part numbers which can be used on 11 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 6 GMC Sierra vehicle applications.
With the initial verifications complete, testing and verification of additional vehicle applications is expected to increase, with more headlamp tab repair kits being introduced to the market.
Manufacturers wishing for more information about verification programs can contact Jillian Rahal at 616-656-7401 or jillian.rahal.@intertek.com. Information can also be found at the CAPA website, www.CAPAcertified.org.
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.
Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, has served as CAPA’s Validator since 1991. In 2018, Intertek became the exclusive licensee of the CAPA Program, operating the program globally, which includes managing daily program operations, administering the CAPA Certification and the CAPA Seal, and providing testing and inspection services. For more information see Intertek.com.