Buying OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts
Depending on where you get your car repaired, the part could be replaced with either Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Parts or Aftermarket Parts. Let's discuss the difference between OEM Parts and Aftermarket Parts.
OEM Certified Parts
When you bring your car in for repair at Global Impact Solutions, in Troy, MI, 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 Platinum Professionals would recommend OEM Parts because they are designed to perform and work exactly as the original factory setting, which helps to maintain the value and safety of your vehicle. OEM Parts are also preferred because most come with a manufacturer warranty, 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 will last the longest.
Buying Aftermarket Parts
Aftermarket Parts can be purchased from a variety of different sources, like gas stations or auto part stores. Aftermarket Parts are produced to match OEM Parts, and are often cheaper to purchase.
Some say that performance Aftermarket Parts may even perform better than OEM Parts because vehicles aren't originally made with performance modifications.
The downside to Aftermarket Parts is that there is a wide selection of 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 to make sure it will properly suit your vehicle's needs.
For assistance on purchasing parts for your vehicle or to request a free estimate on your auto damage, please contact Global Impact Solutions.