Genuine OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket


When something goes wrong with your vehicle, it is always a bad situation and can be a very time-consuming situation to deal with. Also, you seem to not want to waste too much money on this problem, so naturally, you may go to the corner auto parts store rather than the actual dealership to get it fixed. Well, have those auto parts stores near El Paso ever told you that they most likely use an aftermarket part rather than your Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) part? Our dealership would like to make you aware of the dangers of choosing aftermarket parts over your OEM parts.

At our dealer near El Paso, we sell OEM parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles, which make them ride like new! Use this guide put together by the specialist at our Carlsbad dealership to learn more about the difference between MOPAR® parts and OEM parts vs. aftermarket parts. If you’re looking for MOPAR® parts or OEM parts, visit our auto parts center at Tate Branch Carlsbad or you can order them online as well! You can even shop our MOPAR® parts, such as tires, batteries, and brakes!  Contact us for more information!

What’s The Difference Between OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

As mentioned above, the main difference between OEM vs. aftermarket parts is the price, but there’s so much more to our Carlsbad OEM parts. You should get the best for your vehicle so that it lasts longer and can help your vehicle perform at top capacity. Learn more about the difference between OEM vs. aftermarket parts below:

Aftermarket parts:

  • The quality of aftermarket parts has no guarantee since they were not manufactured by the actual car company.
  • There is too much of a selection with aftermarket parts and if your body shop chooses the wrong one, then your car may not run properly.
  • There is a very small chance that aftermarket parts will fit and function properly compared to factory parts.
  • Lower cost, but also most of the time lower quality.

Genuine OEM parts:

  • OEM parts are built specifically to fit into your vehicle.
  • Dealerships will always have updated parts since they are normally the first to know when parts are being updated.
  • Parts will more than likely come with a warranty and it is usually a fairly long warranty period.
  • The price is higher, but the quality is also higher and you are less likely to have another problem in the near future.

Order Carlsbad OEM Parts at Tate Branch Carlsbad

Our dealership has an extensive parts department with highly qualified parts specialists. Their main focus in the parts department is to make sure your vehicle is running and in top-notch condition for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact our knowledgeable parts department so we can get you the best deal on your OEM parts.