What is a Core

A Core deposit, or Core Charge, is a refundable deposit.

A "Core deposit" or "Core Charge" is similar to the deposit you might pay for a can or bottle of soda. In many states, to promote recycling, you are charged a deposit when you purchase a can of soda and you receive your deposit back when you return the empty can. Many automotive parts have a Core Charge, or Core Price, that works the same way as a soda can deposit. 

Here's how it works: 

  • The part you are purchasing contains a component that is recyclable
  • The Core Charge deposit is charged at the time of purchase
  • When the recyclable component from your old part is returned to us, the charge is refunded to you

To receive your Core Charge refund simply follow the instructions included with your order.

Please see our Core return page for more information about returning a core.

Core Charges are often mandated by state legislature, and, as such, the actual core charge and taxes on the charge may vary depending on the state in which you buy your part.

Core Fee:

A core fee is a non-refundable fee associated with the re-builder obtaining a replacement core, when you select to not return a core for the core deposit. This fee is usually only charged when a product is purchased that has a core deposit, and the purchaser chooses to not return a core.

If you have any questions, please contact Contact Us.