When you need a replacement part for your vehicle, you can either opt for a generic aftermarket part designed to fit a range of vehicles, or you can go for an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part that comes straight from your vehicle’s manufacturer. Here’s why you should choose OEM parts.
OEM parts are designed to fit your specific make and model, so you know that when it’s installed, it will be a perfect fit. Aftermarket parts may work fine for your vehicle, but they won’t deliver the ideal fit and performance an OEM part does. If you want the best fit for your Toyota, why wouldn’t you go with the part made by Toyota for your Toyota?
If you’re going to buy an aftermarket part, you need to do your research to make sure you’re getting a high-quality part from a trusted brand, or you might end up with a cheap part that breaks in a few months. With OEM parts, you know the parts are trustworthy.
An OEM part will almost always come with a warranty, so if the part turns out to be faulty, you can have it replaced, and the dealership will usually do the labor for free too, saving you a ton of money. Getting an aftermarket part replaced at a corner shop could mean you spend more money replacing a cheap part over and over again.
If you’re getting replacement body parts after a collision, it’s always better to get OEM parts. Aftermarket parts won’t have the best fit, and they may not have crumple zones in the event of another crash. It’s absolutely necessary to buy OEM parts after an accident for the safety of you and your passengers.
Dealership service simplifies things even more, since dealerships will always give you factory original parts tailor-made for your vehicle. And when you service at the dealership, you also get access to highly trained technicians and the latest auto repair technology.
If your vehicle needs work done, stop into Wondries Toyota and let our expert service team handle the hard stuff for you.