Refinishing & Remanufacturing

Reconditioning OE products saves time, non-renewable resources, and energy. All reconditioned bumper covers and wheels are part of our Keystone Platinum Plus line.

+   Reconditioned Bumper Covers

LKQ’s reconditioning process and professionally trained technicians bring these original equipment parts back to like-new quality, guaranteeing you a cost-effective repair, every time.

Bumper Reconditioning Process

A repair technician performs a complete repair process, following the bumper through the entire process to its final primer coat.

  • Thermal Reforming: High temperature soak tanks chemically, clean the bumpers, and return them to their original molded shapes.
  • Preparation: Bumpers are then stripped from the clear coat or any non flexible paint to ensure that all primers and paints will adhere properly.
  • Plastic Welding: Double-sided airless plastic welding is performed after any tears in the bumper are stabilized with a specialized tape.
  • Sanding and Filling: Once the structural repairs are completed, a flexible epoxy is applied to create a level surface. The bumper is sanded with progressively finer grits until a smooth, scratch-free surface is achieved.
  • Final Primer: The technician performs one last detailed inspection of the bumper cover after a final sanding and application of black or grey coating which serves as a primer coat for color bumpers or as a finished coat for black bumpers.

+   Rebuilt Differentials

Our rebuilding process includes:

  • Units completely disassembled and cleaned
  • New or rebuilt backing plates and axle shafts installed
  • Units are filled with oil and friction modifier (where required)
  • New “OE” grade bearings and seals, and 100% rebuilt full floating hubs
  • Axles shafts and housings checked for straightness
  • 1 ton dually axles come complete with machined rotors and hubs

LKQ rebuilt differentials come with a standard 12 month parts and labor warranty.

Axel Illustration

+   Remanufactured Engines and Transmissions

Remanufactured Engines
Our professionally trained technicians completely remanufacture each engine back to original specifications.

  • Engine pressure is tested after assembly to assure water jacket integrity
  • Spin tested after assembly to assure compression, oil flow, oil pressure, and real main seal
  • Cranks turned on state of the art equipment and micro-polished to OE "roughness" spec
  • New pistons, rings, bearings, gaskets, timing chain or belt, valves, valve springs, and freeze plugs are added
  • Heads resurfaced, valve seats re-cut, vacuum tested after assembly, and pressure tested as an individual casting
  • Blocks bored, align honed, and cylinder honed with computerized equipment for perfect finish size and taper
  • Most engines are shipped as “longblock” assemblies and include a new water pump and gasket set.

Remanufactured Transmissions
Our transmissions have been fully remanufactured back to original specifications by professionally trained technicians.

  • Transmission dyno tested to verify shift points, RPM, pressure, ratio and shift time to the millisecond
  • Torque converter included
  • Solenoids tested before units are assembled
  • Gaskets, seals, bands clutch plates replaced with new
  • Completed valve bodies pressure tested to assure proper function

Illustration of Engine Illustration of Transmission

+   Reconditioned Wheels

All of LKQ’s reconditioned wheels are original equipment parts that have been returned to like-new quality by our professionally trained technicians. Our exclusive process repairs damage caused by rock chips, road salt, minor impacts, and ultra violet rays.


  • Intensive testing to ensure like-new quality
  • Cost savings over new replacement wheels
  • Industry-leading warranty
  • Our facilities can recondition your wheel or exchange it for one from our extensive inventory.
  • Available in domestic and import applications

Wheel Covers

LKQ offers wheel cover refinishing on worn, dirty, or damaged wheel covers. Our refinishing services carry a 30-day limited warranty for fitment and finish.

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