Your beloved GM vehicle is the victim of a slight fender bender.
Quick – Do you buy OEM parts or aftermarket part?
If you choose wrong, you may quickly (and, perhaps, unhappily) realize that not all auto parts are created equal.
Not All Auto Parts Are Created Equal
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 10 million car collisions occur every year in our country.
Often times, your insurer might push you to visit a shop that uses parts other than Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. This is when a little bit of knowledge can save you a lot of grief.
So, why choose OEM over aftermarket?
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) refers to auto parts that are designed, engineered, and developed by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
While not all OEM parts are actually made by the vehicle manufacturer (some parts may be outsourced), all parts are made to exact specifications provided by the manufacturer’s engineers, including safety, quality, fit, and performance.
Aftermarket refers to parts and components that DO NOT originate from the vehicle's manufacturer. As such, aftermarket parts are not held to the same quality and safety control standards as OEM parts.
And, if that wasn't reason enough to convince you to go OEM, here are some more reasons:
5 Reasons to Buy OEM
- Greater Assurance of Quality: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) car parts are always designed, engineered, and developed by the vehicle’s manufacturer and should work exactly as the parts you are replacing.
- Warranty Retention: Most auto manufacturers back up their OEM parts with a one year warranty.
- Perfect Fit for Peace of Mind: Because OEM parts are made by the vehicle’s manufacturer, they are designed to fit the vehicle perfectly.
- Safety: OEM parts are rigidly held to federal safety standards and undergo rigorous safety and crash-test procedures that are not required for aftermarket parts.
- Value: Aftermarket parts can decrease a vehicle’s book value. If you lease your car, or plan on selling it or trading it, retaining its resale value should be a top consideration when choosing OEM or aftermarket.
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- Genuine OEM GM parts and accessories
- Brand new items (you will NEVER get a used part or accessory from us)
- Top-notch, personalized customer service
- Guaranteed 100% order accuracy when provided with your VIN
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