2921 West Chestnut Expressway
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Why OEM Parts?

Hammer’s Autoworks is an OEM certified auto body repair shop Springfield, MO.

What does that mean, exactly?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. When we say we’re OEM certified, that means we have been certified by the people who made your car to repair it, using their recommended procedures and their parts. For example, if you drive a Honda Civic, we will fix your car with Honda parts made for your specific vehicle, so your original OEM warranty will remain intact after the repair.

Why does OEM certification matter?

The alternative to OEM parts would be aftermarket. Aftermarket parts are mass produced by third parties, typically overseas. They are made specifically to be cheaper, but do this by sacrificing quality. With aftermarket parts, there’s almost always fit and finish issues. Aftermarket parts are NOT crash tested, and therefore create serious safety concerns.

Saving now could cost you later

Insurance companies recommend aftermarket parts only because these parts are cheaper. But as we all know, cheap doesn't usually mean good. The aftermarket part might be made with lower quality materials, leading to issues down the line. These parts rarely come with a warranty, unlike OEM parts, and can also have a negative impact on your trade-in value.


Since OEM parts are those that come from the manufacturer, we know where to go if an issue arises with one of their parts. The same cannot be said for aftermarket parts, which can come from anywhere, although they are typically made in countries that have very cheap labor.


According to The Simple Dollar, 80% of auto body shops use aftermarket parts. Some auto body shops get incentives from insurance companies to do so. Hammer’s Autoworks, however, is committed to restoring your vehicle to pristine condition, which means trusting parts we know will fit and function as they should. This helps preserve the vehicle’s value and maintains your safety and the safety of others in your car and on the road.

Hammer’s Autoworks is OEM certified by the following manufacturers:

  • Nissan
  • Ford
  • Lincoln
  • GM
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Chrysler
  • Jeep
  • Dodge
  • Acura
  • Hyundai

If your car isn’t on this list, that doesn’t mean we can’t help you. In addition to being OEM certified, Hammer’s Autoworks is also I-CAR Gold Certified to perform collision repair on vehicles of any manufacturer.

When it comes to collision repair in Springfield, MO, don’t trust your vehicle to just anyone. Make sure your car is fixed right, using the right parts, the first time around.