Things to Know About Replacing Factory Body Parts from the service professionals at Carr Subaru in Beaverton, OR

If your Subaru has been in an accident, the body panels may have suffered damage. Not only can this make your Subaru look less attractive, but body damage can make your Subaru less safe. When the body parts of your Subaru need to be replaced, you have plenty of options--but which is best? Find four things to keep in mind below.

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4. OEM Auto Body Parts Are Preferable

Genuine Subaru OEM body panels are the best option for replacement parts. They're held to the same high standards as the original panels, and can provide a perfect match. If you have a newer Subaru that is still being produced, it's easy to find OEM body panels through the dealership.

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3. Consider Using Salvage Parts

However, if your Subaru has been out of production for a while, you may not be able to find OEM body parts. If this is the case, you may find that a Subaru salvage panel can do the trick. These parts are taken from salvaged Subaru models. It's sometimes possible to find an undamaged panel from an otherwise damaged car. Our technicians can inspect, paint, and install these parts to maintain factory quality.

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2. Aftermarket Auto Body Parts Are an Option

It's also possible to find panels made by third-party manufacturers. These are sometimes easier to source than salvage parts; however, they do have their downsides. Aftermarket parts may not have the same high quality or exact fit you'd get from an OEM Subaru body panel. However, it can also be better than driving with a dented or damaged body part, making it an attractive option for many.

1. Have Work Performed at the Dealership

Whether you're lucky enough to have found a new OEM body part or you've resorted to salvage or the aftermarket, it's imperative that you have the work done at an authorized Subaru service or collision center. The technicians have a huge amount of experience in working with Subaru models and OEM Subaru parts, and they'll be sure to keep an eye out for any potential issues.

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  1. Carr Subaru

    11635 SW Canyon Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97005

    • Sales: (877) 271-4560

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Carr Subaru

11635 SW Canyon Rd
Directions Beaverton, OR 97005

  • Sales: (503) 672-3370
  • Service: (866) 460-0188
  • Parts: (888) 627-4707