Part Grading

Parts Grading
A standard code system is used to communicate the condition and quality of a part between automotive recyclers, automotive repair shops, and insurers. Knowing how these codes are used will help you understand whether the part meets your expectations before you buy it and what you can expect from the part when you receive it.

A Grade – The highest quality part. It is of low miles and/or exceptional condition for its age.
B Grade – The second level quality part. It is of average miles and normal condition for its age.
C Grade – The third level quality part. It has high miles and/or light damage.
No Grade – A part that has not yet been graded.

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Part Category
A category is a way of classifying a part in inventory. The category appears as a one-letter abbreviation under Part Detail. A category is a way to identify a part by location or condition, and helps to indicate whether a part needs to be pulled and prepped before shipping.

Standard Part Categories include:

Part Category Description; Definition
U Unbolted Used part, loose and unbolted from vehicle.
Y Yard Used part, still on vehicle.
N New Part manufactured from scratch.
R Rebuilt Used part that is rebuilt or reconditioned.
S Surplus Used part for which too many are available.