Owning a vehicle for many is a major convenience, but of course it also comes with much responsibility. All vehicles require routine service and the occasional repair from time to time, but no matter what service your vehicle needs it is important to use factory equivalent parts. When your car or truck is due for an oil change, belt or hose replacement, or any other scheduled maintenance or if it needs more complicated repair, it is necessary to use OEM parts to ensure the best outcome. OEM is short for original equipment manufacturer, which means the new parts are produced by the automaker or a partner, and are replicas of factory equipment.
Safe Auto Parts
Aftermarket auto parts producers, whether they make cheap replacements or performance parts, do not have the same responsibility as automakers when it comes to safety in their production. What this really means is when you purchase an aftermarket part for your vehicle it may not be made of materials that are strong enough or it may have a very short life, resulting in a breakdown or worse, an accident. Always use factory auto parts to keep your car running right and you and your passengers safe.
High Quality Auto Parts
When buying a part online or even aftermarket parts at the local parts store it's hard to know what you're really going to get. The materials used in these parts are likely not the same quality as the factory parts, meaning they may fail much quicker than OEM merchandise. Using low quality parts often results in poor performance and decreased fuel efficiency.
Correctly Fitting Auto Parts
Another problem with aftermarket parts is that they may not fit properly. Parts producers often try to create parts that work on a wide variety of vehicles. This means you may have to complete some sort of modification to the part or your vehicle in order to install it. By using OEM parts you can be sure it will fit right without having to conduct any mods.
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