Your beloved sedan or truck needs some tender love and care so that it treats you well on the road and in your pocket.

But no matter how well you follow the maintenance schedules and care tips, your car will eventually need new parts. So, do you go for the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts or aftermarket parts?

Both types of spare parts will get the job done, but there are key benefits to choosing original parts.

Why You Should Choose Original Parts for Your Vehicle

  • Perfect fit: OEM parts are from the same manufacturer that made your car, which means they’re the perfect fit. These parts are like the perfect shoe that fits, so the likelihood of problems down the road is slim.
  • Made from high-quality materials: OEM parts are built to serve you longer, and that means the replacements are few and far between. The original parts may have a higher price tag, but they recoup the investment in the long run.
  • Backed by a warranty: the manufacturer will always back the OEM parts with a warranty. This shows confidence in the quality of their products. On the other hand, most aftermarket parts may not have a warranty, so you’re on your own should something unexpected happen.
  • Resale value: car buyers prefer a used car maintained with OEM parts because it’s the clearest indication of longevity.

Undoubtedly, aftermarket parts will save a few bucks and may be a good choice in the long term. However, OEM parts last longer, work well, and save you from headaches. Original parts keep the vehicle running for longer and maintain its value. You get what you pay for.

At A1 Performance Auto Repair, we use original parts when fixing your vehicle. This is because our focus is quality services to keep your car on the road for longer and be productive. Contact us today in case you’re having issues with your vehicle.

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