Rebuilt Vehicular Parts
Rebuilt vehicular parts are vehicle parts that have been re-manufactured, reusing parts in their original form. Rebuilt parts undergo an extensive re-manufacturing and testing process and must meet the same industry specifications for performance as new parts.
EPA recommends that procuring agencies whose vehicles (passenger vehicles as well as medium- and heavy-duty equipment, including trucks, cranes, off-road vehicles, and military vehicles) are serviced by a motor pool or vehicle maintenance facility establish a service contract to require the use of rebuilt vehicular parts in the agencies' vehicles or establish a program for vehicular parts rebuilding and reuse consisting of either recovering a used vehicular part and rebuilding it, replacing it with a rebuilt part, or contracting to have the part replaced with a rebuilt part. This designation applies to vehicles served by both on-site and commercial facilities.
To be labeled rebuilt or remanufactured, a part must be processed in accordance with the FTCs Guides for the Rebuilt, Reconditioned and Other Used Automotive Parts Industry, 16 CFR Part 20. Rebuilders must test each part for compliance with FTC specifications and correct defects as necessary.
of Manufacturers and Suppliers
This database identifies manufacturers and suppliers of rebuilt vehicular parts containing recovered materials.
Buy-Recycled Series: Vehicular Products (PDF) (8 pp, 129K, About PDF)
This fact sheet highlights the construction products designated in the CPG and includes recommended recovered-content levels and a list of resources.
This background document includes EPA's product research on rebuilt vehicular parts as well as a more detailed overview of the history and regulatory requirements of the CPG process.