It’s important to note when selecting NON OEM parts with an emblem or badge attached (i.e. Grille’s, Finish panel moldings) in the estimating system, OEM emblems and badges may not come with the NON OEM part due to copyright infringement. OEM parts will typically come as an assembly or available to purchase separately. The estimating system may not allow you to select the additional part to be added if this is sold as an assembly from the OEM. This will require a manual entry or may want to consider using a complete assembly part from the OEM. Its also important to look at the NON OEM part to verify the location of the badge or emblem base. They may not be identical to the OEM design.

The estimating databases are all intended to be used as a GUIDE ONLY – it is important to remember that the auto body professional performing the repair is in a position to thoroughly inspect, diagnose and identify the methodology and their unique cost of the vehicle damage repair.

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