Sherrie Padilla Car Parts February 05th, 2020 - 06:27:14
Repair parts for a car come in two main forms, OEM, which is a short for original equipment manufacturer or factory original part. Then of course you have after market parts. Typically the insurance company will push for the car being repaired with after market parts, mainly because they are typically cheaper. In certain cases, with older cars, after market parts are usually easier to find as well.
Most car owners believe that purchasing new auto parts from the manufacture dealers is best for their cars. They have never given thought to buying used car parts. Yet, the truth is that a majority of car servicing companies, even the manufacture recommended service shops will fix cars using used original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This is because the used auto parts are as genuine as new ones.
When restoring classic cars, there is a small but very serious group of people that believe that when a classic car is restored it must be done with the utmost care and attention in getting factory original parts that were used when the car was new. Many people would think to turn to a Chevy dealer. The problem is that if you own a 64 Chevy Nova and you need some car panels; it is unlikely you'll have much success finding an OEM replacement part there.
After market car parts is a fast growing business in the USA. Many car enthusiasts love to make their car unique and stand out from the crowd by making modifications to the original. Though due to the limited options given by car manufacturers some look elsewhere. That is where aftermarket car parts come in. When purchasing a new car from an auto dealer, there is something commonly known as "stock" which are the standard options provided by the dealer. These standard stock options include the essential components such as engine, transmission, wheels and also performance part. The stock can also include interior car parts such as lighting. Though many dealer do provide upgrades to a certain extent these are still limited for many car enthusiast, some extras can include alloy wheels, satellite navigation and other extras. Thus many people look elsewhere to truly modify there vehicles.
When you see a fully restored to original classic car, there are few things that look better. To the person that restored the car to its former glory, it is likely to be even sweeter a sight. However, it may have very well have been a trying and difficult labor of love. On top of that, it probably took a lot of determination, lots of patience and a ton of classic car parts.
The other advantage of using used car parts is that they do not compromise on the warranty of your car. However, using aftermarkets on your car will immediately seize the warranty of your car. Aftermarkets are new parts manufactured by a manufacture besides the original car manufacturer.