Buick Century 1997-2005, Hood Panel by Replace®. With Upper Hinge. Hoods are usually casualties in a front end collision, but they can also suffer damage at the leading edge from airborne road debris, and on the surface from falling objects like hail or tree limbs. Since a typical hood is mostly flat and occupies such a prominent position, any damage stands out and will detract from the vehicle's appearance. A new hood from the dealer is very expensive, but don't let that deter you from making the repair. Replace has quality replacement hoods that are identical to original equipment (OE) for much less than the OE price. With Replace your vehicle will look like new and you'll still have cash in your pocket.
- Same quality as OE for less money
- Designed with the latest software and manufactured with modern tooling
- Direct replacement
- Installs the same as factory unit
- Same dimensions as OE part
- Same gauge sheet metal as OE
- No vehicle modifications required for installation
- Backed by a limited lifetime warranty
A hood is more than just a door to the engine compartment. Although the average hood is mostly flat many automobile designers include unique styling features like vents and scoops that distinguish the vehicle. These are intended to catch the eye, but in the process they can also draw attention to any hood damage. If your car or truck's hood is flawed due to collision or other damage, it will seriously degrade the vehicle's appearance, no matter how nice the rest might look.
In the past your options for replacing a damaged hood were finding a good used panel, buying a cheap replacement, or paying big bucks for an OE hood. Because hood damage is so prevalent, searching for a useable panel from a scrap yard is a waste of time, and you may end up owning a hood with hidden damage that was incorrectly repaired with excess body filler. The flat expanses of the hood will cause every flaw to show through a paint job, so a cheap used hood could very well turn out to be false economy. And many cheap replacement panels don't fit properly and aren't even made of the proper gauge sheet metal.
Today you can fix your car or truck properly and have money left in your pocket with a new quality replacement hood from Replace. Replace offers OE quality body parts at less than original equipment prices. You get the same quality part that you'd get at the dealer without the high dealer price. A Replace hood will look and fit just like a hood from the dealer, so your vehicle will look new again. Replace hoods are designed using the latest software so they exactly replicate the OE units, then they're manufactured using the most modern tooling, so the end product looks and fits exactly as designed. A Replace hood is made to the same dimensions as OE with the same gauge steel.
Body repair is expensive enough without paying more than necessary for quality parts. A Replace hood is the sensible alternative to the high dealer price markup. A Replace hood will get you back on the road in a car or truck that looks brand new, without breaking the bank. Replace is so confident in the quality of its hoods that they're backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for as long as the original purchaser owns the vehicle on which the part is installed. This includes perforation (metal rust-through) due to corrosion in normal use.
When selecting the Replace® component that is right for your model from the Product Options list, you may be offered a choice of Good, Better or Best. Good may be a part manufactured by a different company than the one that made the original part, but because it's based on the same design, it will look and function identically to the OE part. Better may be a part made by a brand name manufacturer and Best may be a part made by the same manufacturer that made the original part. Some parts labeled Best bear the seal of the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA), an independent, non-profit organization that oversees a testing program to guarantee the quality of automotive parts. CAPA certified replacement parts meet the industry's toughest standards. But regardless of how the part is labeled, have confidence that whichever one you choose, it will appear and function to your satisfaction.