CAPA Launches Verification Program for Headlamp Repair Tabs
Oct. 8, 2019—The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has launched its new verification program for headlamp repair tabs.
CAPA Verification demonstrates that a product or service has been independently verified to meet specified requirements for that product or service. In piloting this program, CAPA has partnered with Creative Repair Solutions (CRS) as the first manufacturer to verify their engineered headlamp tabs for use in automotive repairs.
Headlamps can be mounted in vehicles by plastic tabs. These tabs may become cracked or broken during shipping and handling, installation, or in a collision, while the remainder of the headlamp assembly incurs no damage. CRS has developed and patented a process to produce the replacement tabs via additive manufacturing.
These components can be used to repair OE or aftermarket headlamps by replacing the broken or cracked mounting tabs, restoring the lamp to its original position in the vehicle. These tabs eliminate the need to replace the entire headlamp, which reduces the cost to repair the vehicle and the amount of discarded parts and systems.
CAPA will verify the repair kits through material and vibration testing, vehicle test fit, and manufacturing and production process audits.
Also of note, Creative Repair Solutions will be at the 2019 SEMA Show November 5-8.
Those interested can visit Creative Repair Solutions at the 2019 SEMA Show, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The company will be at Booth #16025 in the Featured Exhibits area adjacent to Registration in the Westgate. CAPA will be demonstrating their rigorously tested and CAPA Verified Headlamp Tab Repair Kits.