K-Metal makes its best to provide the highest quality standards in the recycled and aftermarket parts industry. In fact, their quality control standards and first-rate vehicle parts have given them industry-wide recognition.
K-Metal got the Automotive Recycling Association’s (ARA) Gold Seal Certification which is only given to professional members of ARA who have completed the Certified Automotive Recycler’s Program. It provides excellence in customer satisfaction through their high-grade parts backed by warranties.Vehicle Procurement
K-Metal has access to the widest range of late-model vehicles. Their procurement standards are the strictest in the industry and any vehicle which doesn't meet the criteria is rejected.
Inspection and Identification Standards
K-Metal proactively utilizes VIN matching to ensure the integrity of their recycled inventory. As a result, the products ensure proper fit and performance to meet your highest needs and expectations.
Aftermarket Parts Procurement
Building a part the right way is important to all of the manufacturing partners. Many years of experience, ingenuity and integrity are what sets them apart from the rest. K-Metal not only performs internal testing but also hires independent testing agencies to evaluate the quality of their parts. They do not procure products which compromise safety.
Company employees stay up-to-date in the latest quality and safety regulations by receiving regular training in those areas.
Tested & Certified by Top Third-Party Organizations
K-Metal parts undergo rigorous testing and independent third-party certifications that are comparable to the ones OEM manufacturers have.
In addition, third-party aftermarket auditor CAPA (Certified Automotive Parts Association), oversees testing and inspection of nearly 5,000 K-Metal aftermarket parts. CAPA Certification is an important validation for parts distributors, insurance adjusters, body shops as well as vehicle owners. CAPA certifies parts that meet standards for fit, component materials, and corrosion resistance. The CAPA Quality Seal is placed only on products that meet CAPA’s strict quality requirements.
CAPA’s Four Steps to Quality:
• Factory Approval – ISO 9001 / TS-16949
• New Part Approval – Rigorous testing process of material and form
• Regular RE-Inspection – Lot inspections, random fit, and corrosion tests
• Marketplace Quality Monitoring - Random testing, complaint and recall programs