Whether it is due to an accident or just routine maintenance and upkeep, most car owners will have to replace some of their vehicle’s parts at some point. When that time comes, one choice drivers face is whether to go with OEM or aftermarket parts. While aftermarket parts might save you money, OEM parts are usually a better long-term investment.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are parts that match the quality of your vehicle’s original parts. They’re from high quality materials and are designed to be perfectly compatible with your specific vehicle. OEM parts are sometimes more expensive than aftermarket parts, but the price is worth the peace of mind and dependability that they deliver.
Another one of the benefits of buying OEM parts is that OEM parts usually come with a warranty. Aftermarket parts, on the other hand, frequently come with little to no warranty protection. This adds a tremendous amount of value to OEM parts. Not only do they boast high quality materials but you can enjoy the assurance that the manufacturer will cover certain repairs covered by the warranty.
Shopping for OEM parts is simply easier than opting for aftermarket parts. For OEM parts, all you have to do is tell your dealer what car you drive and what parts you need, and they will take care of the rest. Since virtually anyone can make aftermarket parts, there is a massive selection of aftermarket parts out there, all of which vary widely in price and quality. When you go with OEM parts, though, you know exactly what you’re getting and where to find it.
If you have any questions about which vehicle part your specific model needs, contact us at Bob Thomas Ford. We can also order an OEM part for your vehicle and install it for you when it arrives at our shop.