Genuine OEM Parts v. Aftermarket


OEM vs. Aftermarket Auto Parts: What’s The Difference and Which Should Buy?

When something goes wrong with your vehicle it is always a bad situation and can be very time-consuming to have 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 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. If you’re looking to replace damaged or worn car parts, shop our selection of genuine Mopar® parts for sale at our parts center at Tate Branch Hobbs. You can even order these Mopar® OEM parts online today. Contact us for more information!

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

When comparing OEM vs. Aftermarket, the first thing that may jump out at you is the price. Now, while Aftermarket may be cheaper than OEM parts, genuine Mopar® parts are specifically designed for your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicle. Check some highlights of OEM vs. Aftermarket 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.

Shop For OEM Parts and Genuine Mopar® Parts at Tate Branch Hobbs

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 Mopar® OEM parts. Our parts specialists are available to answer all your questions like “How much is it to replace brake pads?.”