What are the Advantages of Genuine Ford OEM Parts?

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When you’re traveling through Waterloo, confidence behind the wheel is essential. So, you’ll want to work with certified experts for all of your car care needs. When you visit Auffenberg Ford South Belleville, our Ford service center will outfit your vehicle with genuine Ford OEM parts. If you decide to visit a chain mechanic in Mascoutah, you’ll almost always be offered aftermarket parts. While the corner shop may try to reassure you that the products they offer are up to par, the truth is that there are major differences between third-party options and genuine Ford parts. Learn more about using Ford parts with our Auffenberg Ford South Belleville team below. 

What are Ford OEM parts?

Before we examine their advantages, it’s important to establish what you can expect from OEM parts. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, meaning that genuine Ford OEM parts were designed specifically for Ford vehicles by Ford. Aftermarket parts, meanwhile, are generic auto components that aim to fit as many vehicles as possible. 

While aftermarket parts may sound versatile and acceptable, they fall short where it counts – quality. Since the aim of selling aftermarket parts is mass production and profits, their quality and fit are unreliable. In fact, you may find yourself modifying aftermarket parts to sync up with your model. In the end, the minimal cost savings offered by aftermarket parts are quickly wiped out when you consider their form, fit, function, and reliability. 

Benefits of Using OEM Ford Parts

While you can find cheap aftermarket parts, you generally get what you pay for in the automotive world. Rather than opting for unreliable components for your repairs and enhancements, travel through Columbia with peace of mind and opt for Ford parts. The benefits of selecting OEM parts are extensive, including:

  • Quality: Aftermarket parts are cheap because their design includes inferior materials and relies on corners to be cut. This often leads to them failing prematurely, negating any potential savings. 
  • Performance: Since Ford OEM parts are designed specifically for your vehicle, the fit and function will be optimized. 
  • Selection: Aftermarket parts sellers often carry a bloated inventory that can be nearly impossible to sift through. When you work with our expert team, we’ll ensure you get the exact parts you need without any hassles. 
  • Parts Warranty: Every OEM Ford part is covered by a 2-year/unlimited-mileage warranty for added confidence and comfort. 
  • Vehicle Warranty: If your new Ford is still under warranty, using aftermarket parts may void your coverage. 

Upgrade Your Ford Parts in Belleville

Our Auffenberg Ford South Belleville parts and service team is here to help you find the exact parts you need at a price you will love. Whether you’re taking on a DIY project in your garage or you need to visit us for repairs, you can rest assured that your vehicle will be served with quality parts and care. What’s more, you can even order parts online and save big with our parts coupons. If you’d like to learn more about using OEM parts or you need guidance for your car care, contact us today!

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