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.

Mercedes-Benz repair information is available for purchase at: www.startekinfo.com

Table 1
Mercedes-Benz Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Upper Front Longitudinal Member Front Upper Rail
Longitudinal Member Front Lower Rail
A-Pillar A-Pillar
B-Pillar B-Pillar
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.

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