When needing to make vehicle repairs, you have two options regarding auto parts; OEM and Aftermarket. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, and they’re specifically made for your vehicle, while Aftermarket parts are a generalized, cheaper, “one size fits all,” type of auto part. There are pros and cons to each category, but at Flower Hill AutoBody, we use OEM parts for the best results.
The benefit to choosing OEM parts is that they’re made by the vehicle’s manufacturer specifically for that vehicle. By using these genuine parts, the technicians at Flower Hill can repair your car, truck, or SUV back to its factory condition, which can preserve warranties while providing the best results. You’ll never have to worry about losing quality when choosing OEM, because they are designed to work exactly like the original, and the choice is simple due to only being available in one type. Aftermarket parts will usually have a variety of parts to choose from just to perform one function, so finding the perfect fit for your vehicle can be confusing and stressful. As we mentioned before, repairing with OEM can also prolong the warranty of your car, but most automakers and dealerships also offer warranties for their parts, providing you with complete coverage and peace of mind.
There are some benefits that Aftermarket parts can offer, like a cheaper cost and on a rare occasion, they can even be a better fit than originals. But the risks outweigh the reward by a long shot. They are designed similarly to the original, focusing more on being a generalized part that a variety of manufacturers can use. This can lead to an unclean fit and potentially worse quality. And on top of it all, most of these parts are sold without a warranty, making you liable for the costs of further repairs and replacements.
Like with any situation, there are pros and cons to choosing OEM or Aftermarket Parts in Long Island, but one thing is certain. When you bring your vehicle to Flower Hill Auto Body, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that it is repaired and ready for the road ahead. So give us a call or check out our website for more information; we look forward to hearing from you!