Should I Choose OEM or Aftermarket Parts?

May 5th, 2020 by

Whether it’s for a minor repair or a custom touch-up, you’ll likely need to order car parts or accessories for your vehicle at some point. As you shop around, you may wonder what OEM parts mean, so Woodhouse Chrysler Jeep® Dodge of Blair is here today to tell you all about what makes OEM parts the best choice.

What Does OEM Mean?

OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer” parts. In other words, if you’re buying an OEM part for your truck, you can rest easy knowing that the part was produced specifically for your model. OEM parts and accessories are manufactured to the highest quality, guaranteeing that the safety and performance of your car, truck, or SUV will be optimal.

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

While aftermarket parts may save you money, it isn’t guaranteed that they’ll fit your vehicle properly, and they likely won’t come with any warranties. In fact, using aftermarket parts on a Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle that is still under manufacturer warranty may compromise the integrity of the warranty as the parts are not guaranteed to work correctly with other components.

OEM parts, on the other hand, are backed by the manufacturer and will generally carry a warranty without risk to your car’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Check Out Our OEM Parts Today

It’s easy to order new OEM parts for your vehicle at our parts and service department. You can even order parts on our website, or simply by calling our parts department. If we don’t have your desired parts or accessories in stock, we’ll order them for you and let you know when they’re available for pickup. To learn more about OEM parts, contact Woodhouse Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Blair today!

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