What's A Mercedes-Benz Outer Side Longitudinal Member?
When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.
When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Mercedes-Benz, for example, instead of looking for a front lower rail, look for the longitudinal member. (See Table 1)Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.
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|Mercedes-Benz Part Terms||Industry Part Terms|
|Upper Front Longitudinal Member||Upper Rail|
|Longitudinal Member||Front Lower Rail|
|Outer Side Longitudinal Member||Outer Rocker Panel|
|Rear Fender||Quarter Panel|
|Bottom Rear Center Section||Rear Body Panel|
|Spare Tire Well||Trunk Floor|
|Rear Longitudinal Member||Rear Rail|
|This table shows the terms that Mercedes-Benz uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.|