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OEM Parts vs. After Market

Have you heard of the term Original Equipment Manufacturer parts or OEM when having your vehicle serviced or repaired? These are vehicle parts that have been made by the car manufacturer. Many automotive companies also use outside manufacturers to design and produce the parts used on the vehicle and then the dealer adds their logo and packages it in their custom packaging.

What about aftermarket parts? These are car parts and components that are produced by a different company than the car maker. While these parts are usually made with the same materials and made to serve the same purpose,they may have slight differences in how they look and feel and function.

OEM parts may tend to be more expensive, but don’t let that discourage you, it really is the best option for your vehicle. When you bring your car to Japanese Auto Repair, you can guarantee you are getting OEM car parts – and always at a lower than dealership cost.

Is there anything wrong with after-market parts? Does a less expensive part mean a poorer-quality part? And in what situations should you use only OEM parts?

When you bring your car to Japanese Auto Repair, uou don’t have to worry about assessing the quality of different brands and prices. We do that for you. We guarantee quality and that the part we are replacing will work work exactly as the one you are replacing. It is what the vehicle was manufactured with and provides a peace of mind in its familiarity and performance. You don’t have to take your car to the dealership to get OEM parts for your car.

It’s true that aftermarket parts may be less expensive than OEM parts, however performance can be sacrificed. The old saying “you get what you pay for” rings true here. Some aftermarket parts are inferior because of the use of lower-quality materials.

All aftermarket parts are not created equal — but all OEM parts are. This creates its own set of advantages and disadvantages. If you’re not familiar with aftermarket brands, prefer to have everything done at the dealership and don’t mind paying a bit extra for that peace of mind, OEM is a good choice for you.