When you need to get a part replaced in your car, you may have more options than you realize.
Depending on where you get your car repaired, the part could be replaced with either Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts. Let us discuss the difference between OEM parts and aftermarket parts.
For assistance on purchasing parts for your vehicle damage, or to request a free estimate, please contact Global Impact Solutions.
OEM Certified Parts Near Troy, MI
When you bring your car in for repair at Global Impact Solutions, in Troy, MI, will we will match the parts that originally came with your car. These parts are produced by the manufacturer, and purchased by Global Impact Solutions from a local dealer.
Our I-CAR Professionals would recommend OEM parts because most come with a manufacturer warranty, which helps to maintain the value and safety of your vehicle. OEM parts are also preferred because they are designed to perform and work exactly as the original factory setting, which assures our clients long-lasting confidence, and a high level of quality assurance.
OEM parts may be more expensive than an aftermarket part, however you only have one option with an OEM part for your make and model. You will not have to decipher which aftermarket brand is best for your vehicle or which brand is longer lasting.
Buying Aftermarket Parts
Aftermarket parts can be purchased from a variety of different sources, like gas stations or auto parts stores, and are produced to match OEM parts. Aftermarket parts are often cheaper to purchase than OEM parts. Some say that performance aftermarket parts may even perform better than OEM parts because vehicles aren't originally made with performance modifications.
There is a wide selection of aftermarket brands, which can overwhelm any consumer. Some aftermarkets also may not come with a warranty so be sure to do extensive research on the brand and quality of the part before purchasing.