LKQ is committed to providing the highest quality standards in the recycled and aftermarket parts industry. In fact, our quality control standards and high-quality vehicle parts have given us recognition through the Automotive Recycling Association’s Gold Seal certification, and we stand behind the integrity of our products with the LKQ Parts Replacement Promise.

 ARA’s Gold Seal Certification

The Automotive Recycling Association’s Gold Seal Certification is only given to professional members of the ARA who have completed the Certified Automotive Recycler’s Program. This includes meeting requirements in 27 different categories and following strict professional business practices, rules, and regulations. With the Gold Seal approval in our locations, this assures our customers that they are buying high-quality LKQ replacement parts at affordable prices from a company who operates in an environmentally responsible manner without compromising the integrity of the products.

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Vehicle Procurement for Recycled Parts

LKQ has access to the broadest range of late-model vehicles. Our procurement standards are the strictest in the industry, and any vehicle that does not meet our criteria is rejected.

Inspection and Identification Standards

We proactively use VIN matching to ensure the integrity of our recycled inventory, and we provide consistent and accurate product descriptions. As a result, our products are guaranteed to fit and perform as you need and expect.

Aftermarket Parts Procurement

Building a part the right way is important to all of our manufacturing partners. Years of experience, integrity and ingenuity are what sets them apart from the rest.  LKQ performs both internal testing and hires independent testing agencies  to evaluate the quality of our parts. We do not procure parts that compromise safety.

Multiple Pre-Delivery Quality Checks

All parts are carefully  inspected throughout the dismantling and order-fulfillment process.The first quality inspection happens before a part can even be added to our inventories. After your order is placed, all recycled auto body parts – including sheet metal, doors, front ends, deck lids, hoods, for example, are cleaned and inspected one final time before being placed on the delivery truck.

Our People

Our employees stay up-to-date in the latest quality and safety regulations by receiving regular training in those areas. Employees in direct contact with customers provide valuable feedback for quality improvements. Please ask us about any quality concerns that you may have.