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What Does OEM Mean for Car Parts?

Here and everywhere else, OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” More importantly, OEM automotive components stand for the official, genuine parts produced directly by your vehicle’s manufacturer. This is an easy enough definition, but what does OEM mean in practice for drivers near Overland Park? Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram reviews OEM vs. aftermarket parts in depth below.

OEM Meaning for Automotive Parts

Before we explore the reasons why drivers near Gardner choose OEM genuine parts, more needs to be discussed in regard to the definition of OEM in the automotive world, since in other industries, OEM parts might be produced by one company and sold by another under the latter’s logo and branding.

In the automotive world, many OEM parts are produced directly by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Alternatively, they may have been designed by the vehicle’s manufacturer with a specific purpose in mind, then produced by another reputable manufacturer. Regardless of their source, OEM parts are always designed by the original manufacturer of the vehicle they represent, which results in better value, reliability, and longevity.

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

The service department at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram carries out all repairs using genuine OEM auto parts. Why is that important? Learn why value-conscious drivers prefer OEM parts over aftermarket options:

  • Aftermarket parts may be designed to fit more than one vehicle, and some may even need to be cut or modified in order to fit your model. Your car is a precision machine, and you put it at risk by bolting on parts that won’t fit.
  • Those who go searching for aftermarket parts might need to spend hours looking for ones that will work (and which sometimes work improperly), so you’ll save time by asking for genuine OEM auto parts at a dealership. You’ll never have to worry about ordering the wrong component if you go with OEM parts.
  • Why replace the same part over and over again? OEM parts are designed to fit in your vehicle, so they’ll stand up to wear and tear on the roads near Springhill much better than aftermarket parts. Most also come backed by superior OEM warranty coverage.
  • Don’t let the lower price tag fool you. Aftermarket parts wear out more quickly, and what you save in cash, you’re sure to lose on labor. Make the smart choice, and carry out repairs with parts you can trust.
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Our experienced technicians specialize in OEM parts for Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and RAM vehicles, and we carry out all repairs with a professional touch. Not only that, but the Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram service center welcomes all makes and models.

Visit Your Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Parts Department Today

Whether you’re looking for OEM auto parts, genuine accessories, or simple necessities like fresh oil and oil filters near Lenexa, the Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram parts department can help. Contact us today!

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