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Aftermarket Car Exterior Parts

Performance Car Exterior Parts & Accessories

Replacing or upgrading car exterior parts is a great way to restore or upgrade your vehicle's looks. JEGS offers a wide selection of popular exterior car parts from top manufacturers such as Auto Metal Direct, Golden Star, OER, SoffSeal, JEGS, and others. Modern and classic car exterior parts are made from high quality components and assembly so you can get the quality and looks you want at a price you can afford with the assurance you need.

What Are the Exterior Parts of a Car Called?

The exterior parts of a car encompass various components that contribute to its appearance, functionality, and safety. These parts are collectively referred to as "car exterior parts." They serve both aesthetic and practical purposes, enhancing the overall design and performance of the vehicle. Common examples of car exterior parts include:

1. **Bumpers:** Bumpers are designed to absorb impact and protect the front and rear of the vehicle during collisions.

2. **Grilles:** Grilles not only add style but also allow air to flow into the engine compartment for cooling.

3. **Fenders:** Fenders cover and protect the wheel wells, preventing debris from being thrown onto the road.

4. **Doors:** Doors provide access to the vehicle's interior and feature handles, mirrors, and windows.

5. **Hoods and Trunks:** Hoods cover the engine, while trunks enclose the rear storage area.

6. **Lights:** Exterior lights include headlights, taillights, turn signals, and brake lights, ensuring visibility and safety.

7. **Windows and Windshields:** Windows offer visibility, while windshields protect occupants and provide structural support.

8. **Roof:** The roof can be fixed or convertible, offering different styling and functionality.

These components come in various styles, materials, and finishes, allowing car owners to personalize their vehicles or replace damaged parts.

What Does OEM Stand For in Cars?

In the automotive world, "OEM" stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer." OEM parts are car components that are produced by the same company that manufactured the vehicle. These parts are identical to the ones originally installed in the car during its production. Here are some key points about OEM parts:

1. **Quality Assurance:** OEM parts are manufactured to meet the car manufacturer's specifications and quality standards. They are designed to provide the same level of performance and reliability as the original parts.

2. **Compatibility:** OEM parts are guaranteed to fit and function seamlessly with your vehicle. They are the closest match to the factory-installed components.

3. **Warranty:** Many OEM parts come with a warranty, providing peace of mind to car owners.

While OEM parts offer these advantages, they can be more expensive than aftermarket parts, which are produced by third-party manufacturers. Choosing between OEM and aftermarket parts depends on factors like budget, vehicle age, and specific preferences.

How Much Do Exterior Car Parts Cost?

The cost of exterior car parts can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of part, the make and model of the vehicle, and whether you choose OEM or aftermarket parts. Here's a general overview of the cost ranges:

1. **Bumpers:** Bumpers can range from $100 to $1,000 or more, depending on complexity and materials.

2. **Grilles:** Grilles typically range from $50 to $500, with luxury and specialty options costing more.

3. **Fenders:** Fenders can cost between $50 and $500 each, depending on the vehicle.

4. **Doors:** Replacement doors vary widely in price, with used options starting at around $100 and new ones ranging from $200 to $1,000 or more.

5. **Lights:** Exterior lights can range from $20 for individual bulbs to several hundred dollars for a complete set.

6. **Windows and Windshields:** Replacing windows or windshields can range from $100 to $1,000 or more, depending on the type of glass and vehicle.

7. **Roof:** Roof replacements can be costly, ranging from $500 for minor repairs to thousands of dollars for a complete roof replacement.

It's essential to obtain price quotes specific to your vehicle and the part you need. Additionally, consider installation costs if you plan to have the parts professionally installed.

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