Damage Codes

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White & Black
Color
Code
Black
BLK
Cream/Ivory
CRM
Gray
GRY
White
WHI
Purple
Color
Code
Amethyst
AME
Burgundy/Maroon
MAR
Lavender
LAV
Mauve
MVE
Purple
PLE
Brown
Color
Code
Beige
BGE
Brown
BRO
Camouflage
CAM
Tan
TAN
Taupe
TPE

Red & Yellow
Color
Code
Orange
ORG
Pink
PNK
Red
RED
Yellow
YEL
Blue & Green
Color
Code
Blue
BLU
Blue/Dark
DBL
Blue/Light
LBL
Green
GRN
Green/Dark
DGR
Green/Light
LGR
Teal
TEA
Turquoise
TRQ
Misc
Color
Code
Burned
BRD
Other
OTR
Unknown
UNK

Metallic
Color
Code
Aluminum/Sliver
SIL
Bronze
BRZ
Chrome/Stainless Steel
COM
Copper
CPR
Gold
GLD

B = Burn C = Crease D = Dent
E = Bent F = Finish H = Hail
J = Rip / Crack K = Buckle L = Lip
P = Parking Lot Ding R = Rust On Surface S = Scratch Surface Only
G = Gouge T = Paint Problem * = Not Specified
A "unit" is defined as damage not exceeding the surface area of a standard credit card.

 

How to Read the Used Auto Parts Damage Codes

Used auto parts are a great option when looking for quality discount auto parts for your vehicle. Often you will enjoy significant savings over the cost of new auto parts. Because the parts are recycled, however, sometimes they will have damage. Often this damage is minor and even with the cost of repair, used car parts are a real value for your money.

This Damage Code Locator has been provided for your use by the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA). Many of our auto salvage yards use these codes to indicate damage in their comments or descriptions.

Here's how to read the ARA Damage Codes to determine the amount of damage the used auto parts have. Each code tells you the location of the damage, the type of damage, and the number of hours to repair the damage. Here's an example: Let's say you're looking for a door. A damage code of "5P1" tells you there is a "parking lot ding" in location 2 that should require about 1 hour of repair at a body shop.

The used auto parts you see on CarpartsNigeria.com may have more than one damage code. For example: "5P1" "7R2" tells you that in addition to the "parking lot ding" there is "rust" at the bottom of the door that will require about 2 hours of repair at a body shop. Parts with no damage will have a code of 000.

When reading damage locations on used auto parts the same pattern is always followed:
front to back
top to bottom
left to right (as seen from driver's seat)
in an "S" pattern for locations of door handles and mirrors.

If you are in doubt about the meaning of the comments or descriptions you see on the used car parts on CarpartsNigeria.com, Please contact the auto salvage yards by either phone or email.