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Old 02-22-2003, 07:06 AM
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I deal with insurance companies EVERY day, and have yet to have State Farm quibble on aftermarket parts for a Mercedes. On an older one they will try to find used parts,,, which is all right it they are as good as what came off,,, but they have never given me a hassle about OEM. Some companies are tougher on the aftermarket line than others, but if it becomes a real issue, they will usually,, within reason,, do what the customer wants. State Farm uses OEM sheet metal for all repairs, but will go for aftermarket lights and radiators and condensors. Mercedes windshields, by the way, are generally always cheaper than aftermarket. Also, we are not a direct repair shop for any insurance company.:p :p :p
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