What Are Aftermarket Car Parts?
The majority of vehicle owners, for one reason or another, have had to get a part replaced in their car. For those that have never faced this issue, it likely will come up at some point in the future. When you need a buy a new part for your car, you have a choice: get an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) part directly from a dealership or buy an aftermarket part from another source. Since this is a dilemma that most car owners will face at some point, it’s important to understand the difference so you can make the best decision for your vehicle.
Aftermarket parts (also known as generic parts or non-OEM parts) are made by a manufacturer other than your vehicle’s original manufacturer. These parts are designed to perform the same function as the original part and can be used as replacements for the car’s original parts when doing repairs.
On the other hand, an OEM part is any part that was made by the same manufacturer that built your vehicle and are generally the same parts that were originally put into your car. For example, Nissan Genuine Parts are considered OEM parts for any Nissan vehicle. Since OEM parts are made by car manufacturers, these parts are held to the same quality assurance standards that are placed on the parts in brand new vehicles.
OEM parts can typically only be bought from a dealership. Most dealers often have an entire parts department with Factory-Trained staff that know both OEM and aftermarket parts, as well as the brand’s vehicle models, meaning that they can provide customers with advice and guidance to help them choose the right parts for their car.
The biggest difference between aftermarket parts and OEM parts is choice. Generally, there’s a wide selection of aftermarket parts to choose from for any one vehicle model, whereas an OEM part is only ever made by one specific manufacturer.
Where to Purchase Parts?
If you are looking for Genuine Nissan Parts, Morningside Nissan in Scarborough and our group of Factory-Trained Specialists can help you find exactly what you’re looking for. We make it easy at Morningside to get your parts. Simply fill out the online form or stop by our dealership today.
Our Parts Department always offers:
- OEM parts (which are guaranteed for 1 year or 20 000 km, whichever comes first)
- Free shipping
- Highly qualified personnel
- Delivery on shelved equipment
- Refurbished parts
- Original accessories
- Large inventory
- Guaranteed repairs
- Performance accessories
- All popular makes of tires
Or if you’re in the market for wholesale parts, Drive Autogroup has a team solely devoted to selling parts in bulk. They have 80+ years of experience with parts combined and an inventory worth approximately $6 million. Our Parts Wholesale Department offers fast, free, local shipping on all of our parts, and same-day shipping to most locations in the GTA. We offer multiple brands including Toyota, Honda, Infiniti, Acura, Nissan, and Hyundai. For more, check out the link here!