OEM Parts Benefits

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After you’ve purchased one of our new or pre-owned vehicles and have been driving it for some time around Los Banos, it might be time to begin thinking about performing some maintenance. Whether you’re a DIY kind of person or you prefer to let someone else do the dirty work for you, it’s important to know the differences between OEM automotive parts and aftermarket parts. OEM is an acronym that stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”. This means the OEM part was created by the manufacturer that made your vehicle, in this case, it would be Chevrolet.

Aftermarket parts are produced by a third-party company that might manufacture parts for many other makes outside of Chevrolet. But why does this matter? Today, the experts at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock are going to go over the OEM parts benefits and why the differences between Chevrolet OEM parts and aftermarket parts are important to know.

What Does it Mean to Use Aftermarket Parts?

As we mentioned, aftermarket parts are produced by third-party companies. Car manufacturers like Chevrolet typically only produce OEM automotive parts. With that being said, aftermarket parts are produced with making the most amount of money in mind. This means that many aftermarket parts are produced to fit a wide variety of vehicles and might not be up to the factory specifications found in OEM parts.

While aftermarket parts are usually cheaper, the trade-offs typically aren’t worth the benefits since you could experience poor-fitting parts or even damage to your vehicle. If you’ve got an auto project you’re working on in your Modesto garage, order Chevrolet OEM parts today with our online order form!

Difference Between OEM Automotive Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

Aside from Chevrolet OEM parts being higher quality than aftermarket ones, you’re probably still wondering about the other differences there might be between the two options. So, let’s go over some more OEM parts benefits and why you should choose them over aftermarket parts for your Ceres commuter:

  • No Second Guessing: If you’re looking for a replacement part or accessory for your vehicle, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the vast selection of different aftermarket parts. With OEM automotive parts, the selection is more straightforward so our parts team will be able to easily identify exactly what you need.
  • Factory Warranty: Many Chevrolet OEM parts come with parts warranty coverage for added peace of mind. Not to mention, if your new vehicle is under factory warranty, using aftermarket parts could potentially void that warranty. Especially if the aftermarket part caused damage to your vehicle.

While it might seem more cost-effective to use aftermarket parts, they could cause damage or other issues to your vehicle since they aren’t typically produced with high-quality standards. Genuine OEM parts are the way to go if you want to extend the longevity of your vehicle.

Get More Automotive Advice Today at Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock!

Whether you’re weighing the benefits of OEM Chevrolet parts or you need expert automotive advice, Smith Chevrolet Of Turlock is here to help you in any way we can. We want you to become knowledgeable and experienced so that you’re informed on car maintenance and other automotive aspects. If there are any questions we can answer or concerns we can address, please feel free to contact us online or visit us in Turlock for assistance!

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