The New York State Department of Financial Services recently recognized NSF International as a qualified certifier of non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) crash parts per New York Insurance Regulation 64: Unfair Claims Settlement Practices and Claim Cost Control Measures. NSF certified parts play an essential role in consumers getting a high-quality automotive repair.

NSF International’s Automotive Aftermarket Parts Certification Program certifies the quality and performance of a range of parts (i.e. lighting, bumper components, exterior plastic and sheet metal parts, etc.) through extensive product testing and manufacturing facility inspections to identify high-quality parts equivalent in form, fit and function to OE service parts Evaluations include:

  • Parts material
  • Performance and function requirements
  • Vehicle test fits
  • Dimensional and strength requirements
  • Thickness and adhesion requirements for coatings
  • Corrosion and flammability requirements (as appropriate)
  • In-plant quality control requirements, which includes passing an in-plant audit
  • Packaging requirements

Automotive collision parts that meet all NSF requirements are authorized to bear an NSF two-piece tamper-proof label. The NSF mark ensures the part has been certified by NSF and is fully traceable from the point of inspection back to the raw materials from which the part was made. NSF certified parts are tested randomly on an ongoing basis and NSF certified manufacturing facilities are audited on a quarterly basis to verify compliance with ISO 9001 and other stringent NSF program quality requirements. Automotive parts that have earned NSF certification are included in NSF’s online listings