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Can you use the parts from a used Mercedes Benz to fix another car?

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Used parts from a Mercedes-Benz vehicle can often be used to repair another Mercedes-Benz that uses the same parts. In some cases, parts from a Mercedes-Benz can be used to repair vehicles produced by Chrysler brands such as Dodge and Jeep.

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The merger of the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler to form Daimler-Chrysler led to significant technology and parts sharing between Mercedes-Benz vehicles and certain Chrysler vehicles. Consequently, the parts used in a Mercedes-Benz are potentially the same parts that were used in Chrysler vehicles, so it is possible to use some Mercedes-Benz parts to repair Chrysler cars and trucks. Parts sharing between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler continued even after the two companies split in 2007, according to auto news website MotorAuthority, so some vehicles produced after this time still contain common parts.

The use of used auto parts of any kind must be approached with caution. Used parts should be verified as compatible with the vehicle that they are intended for to ensure the continued safety of the vehicle. Though many types of parts are used across several models and production years, changes from year to year or model to model sometime make parts incompatible with vehicles of a different model or production year.

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