Vehicle owners have multiple options when it comes to buying parts for their vehicles – especially when shopping online. However, a lot of people don’t know the difference between buying an original auto part (also known as an Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM part) versus an aftermarket part. That’s why we’re here to help!
Why Buy Original Auto Parts
OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts
Purchasing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts ensures you are getting an original part made by the company that manufactured it for your vehicle’s automaker. An aftermarket part, on the other hand, isn’t original to the car, and is made by another company as a reproduced part – think of it as a no-name version.
Why OEM Parts are Better
At Reid’s we specialize in OEM parts for one reason: we know they work! There’s nothing better for your car or truck than replacing a broken or damaged part with another original part. These parts have been safety tested and are guaranteed to fit your car. There’s nothing worse than spending time and energy looking for the right part, only to have it arrive and not fit in your vehicle.
Dealerships will always replace a part on your vehicle with an OEM part because they’ll void your warranty with an aftermarket part (something they’re not allowed to do). In fact, Reid’s Automotive Recycling works with many car dealerships and repair shops around Metro Vancouver to help them find the right parts for their customers.
If you’re looking to buy a part for your Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep vehicle, you’ve come to the right place. Let us guide you through the process.