What is Fred Beans Alternative Parts?

Fred Beans Alternative, FBA, is a division of Fred Beans Part Distribution Center that specializes in offering options to original equipment parts, these include:

Optional OEM Parts: These are parts that have promotional prices as part of a manufacturer program, currently, Nissan, Subaru,  Hyundai, VW, and Honda have these in place.  To receive the promotional price, repair shops must order the parts through CCC ONE estimating system; these parts are designated with a green dollar sign within the estimating system. These parts will appear in estimating systems as “OPT OEM”

Alternative Parts: New OEM parts that come in OEM boxes and are backed by the manufacturer’s warranty.  These parts are offered with a discount because they were either purchased in bulk or they are items being offered at “clearance” prices to make room for new items.  The discount on these parts is fixed and is based on each individual part number, discounts can range from 30% to 40% off of the list.  These parts will appear in estimating systems as “OPT OEM” or “PXN PART”

Blem Parts: New OEM parts that have received some damage in shipping, normally need 1-2 hours of repair time; part numbers will often begin with the letter “B”.  Due to revolving stock and limited quantities, certain parts numbers may not always be available.  These parts will appear in estimating systems as “OPT OEM” or “PXN PART”


Dorman Products: We offer select part numbers that body shops are likely to use every day.  These include headlamps, tail lamps, wheels, hood latches, suspension components, cooling items, and sensors. These parts will appear in estimating systems as “AFTERMARKET”


Original One Parts: At Original One Parts, they set incredible standards for themselves, and it all starts with their proprietary VINtegrity certification process. With their six-step, VIN-to-VIN verification, they ensure that every part is able to perform to the form, fit, function and finish of an original, giving you the performance, savings and peace of mind you’re looking for.  These parts  will appear in estimating systems as “RECONDITIONED”