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Why You Should Only Use Genuine OEM Parts | Victoria, TX

When it comes time to replace a part on your vehicle, you have the choice between an OEM part and an aftermarket one. If you want the assurance of choosing the best parts possible for your family hauler, there’s no denying that OEM parts are the superior option for a few key reasons.  
No Research Required

If you’re considering purchasing an aftermarket part, you will have loads of brands to choose from. This may seem like a positive at first, but it quickly becomes a negative if you are not already familiar with these brands. Unless you do a significant amount of research, it can be difficult to tell the difference between part options, and you may end up with a shoddy one.

With OEM parts, on the other hand, you won’t have to closely compare different brands. You can simply replace your current car part with one made by the same automaker. This replacement should work just the same as the original part, so you won’t have to worry about its reliability.

Ease of Purchase

Dealerships only use OEM parts, so if you want an aftermarket part, you’ll need to shop online or at an independent shop. Either way, you may have to wait quite some time for your aftermarket part to arrive since local shops may not have exactly what you want in-store and will need to order them. This means more time spent waiting to get a repair and less time on the road.

You can also purchase OEM parts online, or you can get them right from the dealership. Just head to Atzenhoffer in Victoria, Texas, and tell our staff what part your car needs — it’s that easy. We probably already have the right part for the job or can get it for you quickly.

Undeniable Quality

The quality of aftermarket parts differs significantly from brand to brand, making it difficult to find a suitable and long-lasting one for your vehicle. Although low-priced aftermarket parts may be tempting, they typically cost so little because they use low-quality materials. This may, in turn, mean you need to get another replacement part sooner rather than later, which is not great for your wallet in the long run.

When you buy an OEM part, there’s no question of its quality. You can trust that it was made as well as the original part and was specifically designed for your vehicle, not for a wide range of models. And you can expect it to function properly for quite some time, so you won’t have to stress about replacing it as soon as you would for a poorly made aftermarket part. If you want to have peace of mind and feel confident driving your kids around Victoria, Texas, why choose anything other than a genuine OEM part?

Warranty Coverage

Aftermarket parts may or may not come with warranties. Not offering them is another way that companies are able to keep the costs of aftermarket parts down. And even if the companies do offer warranties, the coverage likely won’t last as long as a manufacturer-backed extended warranty.

Almost every automaker offers a one-year warranty on genuine parts. And if you have your car parts replaced at a dealership’s service center, this warranty can often cover both the cost of the parts and the labor. This means if an OEM part is faulty, you can get a new one installed at the dealership free of charge. The same can’t always be said for an aftermarket part.  

If your vehicle needs a new part, don’t hesitate to contact us at Atzenhoffer in Victoria, Texas. Our expert technicians are ready to care for your car.

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