OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

September 5th, 2018 by

Mopar Maintenance Express

While aftermarket parts might be an enticing option for Adrian and Chelsea drivers looking for replacements, only OEM parts offer the benefits you need. Genuine OEM parts are manufactured by the same team that built your vehicle while aftermarket parts are made by a third-party. Therefore, the difference in quality and durability is noticeable and important.

Benefits of OEM Parts

  • Warranty Coverage: Since aftermarket parts generally do not match with manufacturer specifications, installing one usually invalidates your warranty, unlike genuine OEM part replacement
  • Availability: While aftermarket parts may have a larger pool to pull from, OEM parts are easier to choose from and arrive quickly. Most service centers will have them on hand at your dealership
  • True Fit: With OEM parts, you can rest easy knowing your parts will be made to your exact vehicle specifications ensuring an exact fit. Aftermarket parts are made to be fit a variety of vehicles, impacting the fit of the part
  • High Quality: Because OEM parts have to achieve the same level of quality as the model you own, they are built at the highest quality and durability. Aftermarket parts, while cheaper, are less effective and reliable over time.

Rely on LaFontaine Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Clinton For Quality OEM Parts

Keep your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or RAM running smoothly around the streets of Jackson through our offering of genuine OEM parts. If you have any questions about our parts or service departments, please feel free to contact us today!

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