When it comes to maintaining or repairing your vehicle, one important decision to make is whether to use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts. Both options have their pros and cons; let’s take a closer look at OEM parts. 

Pros of OEM Parts 

Quality: OEM parts are made by the manufacturer of your vehicle, which means they are designed specifically to fit and function perfectly within your car’s systems. This can give you peace of mind knowing that you are using a part that has been tested and approved by the original equipment manufacturer. 

Warranty: Using OEM parts can help maintain the original warranty on your vehicle. OEM parts come with a 12-month warranty. 

Reliability: Because OEM parts are made to the same specifications as the original parts, you can expect the same level of reliability and durability as the parts that came with your car. 

Fitment: OEM parts are designed to fit your car perfectly, which means you don’t have to worry about any modifications or adjustments being necessary. 

Cons of OEM Parts  

Cost: OEM parts can be more expensive than aftermarket parts. This is because they are produced by the original equipment manufacturer and may include a markup from the dealership. 

Availability: Some OEM parts may not be readily available, especially for older or less common vehicles. This may mean a longer wait time for the part to arrive, which can be inconvenient if your car is in need of immediate repair. 

Lack of variety: OEM parts are limited to what is offered by the manufacturer. Aftermarket parts can offer more variety in terms of design and features.  

Stop by Auto Works in Woodbury for all your car repair needs. If you choose to use OEM parts on your vehicle, we have suppliers to get them for you. Auto Works provides top-of-the-line auto repair and diagnostic services to drivers in our area. We are proud to say that we work on all vehicle makes and models, both foreign and domestic. Give us a call if you have any questions, or go on our website to make an appointment.