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The ban had been in place nearly 25 years.

State Farm on Oct. 9 informed its Select Service repair centers that as of Oct. 16, it is ending the suspension it placed on the use of “non-OEM crash parts” in 1999.

The carrier said it now recognizes certification standards developed by the Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) and NSF International for parts like bumper components, lighting components, radiator supports, tie bars, mounting components and outer sheet metal made by a company other than the original automaker.

On its website, State Farm promises its customers they will be satisfied with the fit, corrosion resistance qualities and performance of non-OEM, recycled and OEM surplus parts for as long as they own the vehicle, or State Farm will see the parts are repaired or replaced to their satisfaction, at no cost to them.

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