OEM Vs. Genuine Vs. Aftermarket Parts

April 6, 2023

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There are three different types of replacement parts for vehicles: genuine used parts, new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, and new aftermarket parts.

Genuine used parts are replacement options that are salvaged from other vehicles of the same make. These parts are produced with the original branding and will perfectly fit your vehicle.

New OEM parts are the same as your existing parts, except they are created by the factory supplier instead of the original manufacturer.

Finally, aftermarket parts are created by a third party as more cost-effective replacement options.

Since these three types of parts range in costs, we always communicate with our customers to understand which type they would prefer to be used on their vehicles.

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