CAPA quality standards apply to various types
of parts made from different materials. CAPA is constantly expanding
the certification program to include more parts and new materials.
Currently, the specifications that set quality standards for metal
(CAPA 101), plastic (CAPA 201), lighting (CAPA 301), foam rubber (CAPA 401), and bumper parts (CAPA 501) are in place.
Each specification provides detailed testing and inspection procedures
to ensure the quality of the parts covered by that specification.
Where possible, all test procedures refer to the nationally recognized
tests such as those of ASTM and SAE.
CAPA 101 - Metals
Metal parts that are primed, decoratively painted,
plated with metallic coatings, or painted and plated with metallic
coatings are covered, including:
(The standard does not cover metal or chrome bumpers, but CAPA 501 does - see below.)
CAPA 201 - Plastics
parts that are unprimed, primed, decoratively painted, plated with
metallic coatings, or painted and plated with metallic coatings
are covered, including:
The CAPA 201 specifications include requirements