May 2014 Issue
Aftermarket Plastic: Betters OEM In Price
There are plenty of options for replacing old plastic components. Save money and install them yourself, but dont expect a fit thats exactly like an OEM part.
Because of design, certification and insurance costs, the OEM industry is hobbled with a rather arcane system of pricing replacement parts. When it comes to interior plastic partslike a window molding, hinge cover or a glove box overlay, for examplea couple of dollars worth of plastic becomes a $400 part simply because of its unique shape and application.
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