What's A Volkswagen Front 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 Volkswagen, for example, instead of looking for a lower rail, look for the front 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.
Volkswagen repair information is available for purchase at www.erwin.vw.com
|Volkswagen Part Terms||Industry Part Terms|
|Upper Wheel Housing Longitudinal Member||Upper Rail|
|Front Longitudinal Member||Front Lower Rail|
|Roof Pillar||Upper A-Pillar|
|Sill Panel||Outer Rocker Panel|
|Side Panel||Quarter Panel|
|End Crossmember||Rear Body Panel|
|Rear Luggage Compartment Floor||Trunk Floor|
|Rear Longitudinal Member||Rear Rail|
|This table shows the terms that Volkswagen uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.|