When it comes to servicing your car, picking up the right parts is oftentimes confusing and time consuming. Then, there's the decision of whether to buy OEM or aftermarket parts. While purchasing aftermarket parts may drive the cost down slightly, there are definite upsides to purchasing original manufacturing parts. If you're stuck in your decision and can't decide which way to go, check out our list below.
Pros of Buying OEM Parts
Easier to Find Parts - OEM parts are parts that are specifically made by the vehicle's manufacturer and therefore make finding parts for the specific vehicle much easier. There's no guessing on whether the part is correct and you don't have to worry about assessing its quality.
Greater Assurance of Quality - With the original OEM parts there is definitely greater assurance of quality. The part is the exact part that is currently in your vehicle, there is no variance which ultimately provides more peace of mind.
Warranty - All OEM parts come standard with a one-year warranty. Also, if you were to have your car serviced with us here, we stand by our work and make sure to stand by our work in case anything were to be off when switching the parts.
Safety - When getting collision repairs, getting OEM parts ensures that you are getting the exact piece to fit your vehicle. Aftermarket body pieces may not fit correctly and can impair the safety and reliability of the vehicle in the future.
Money - Although OEM parts are more costly upfront, using aftermarket parts can decrease your vehicle's overall value if you were to sell it.
There are a lot of options to weigh when choosing how to repair and service your vehicle. We here at Ed Shults of Warren would be happy to help you throughout the process and give you tips and additional information along the way. We're here to help in every aspect. If you want more information on the pros and cons to buying OEM or aftermarket parts, please give us a call or visit us today.