September 11th, 2019 by

One of the most important parts of owning a vehicle is keeping up with its regular repairs. When the time comes to buy a new component for their vehicle, many drivers opt for an aftermarket part. While these parts can function, it’s our opinion here at Barton Chevrolet that genuine OEM parts are a more reliable option. We’ve put together a side-by-side comparison of aftermarket and OEM parts so you can see which option is best for you.

Aftermarket Parts:

Quality of aftermarket parts is not guaranteed, since the manufacturer is not the vehicle’s manufacturer.
A wide variety of parts means that you can choose the wrong size, type, or part for your vehicle.
The fit and function of the aftermarket part might not be perfect when compared to a factory part.
Comes at a lower cost and from many retailers; however, there is no way to verify the quality of the part or seller.
Genuine OEM Parts:

Genuine OEM parts are designed and manufactured specifically to fit your vehicle.
Your vehicle and the genuine OEM parts will have the same manufacturer, which means they will seamlessly fit and function together.
Buying from your dealership is convenient since they always have the most up to date parts from the manufacturer.
Typically, factory parts will come with a lengthy warranty period.
Although the price of OEM parts may be higher than aftermarket parts, quality is guaranteed.
Buying Genuine Parts at Barton Chevrolet
The best place to buy genuine OEM parts for your Chevrolet car is at your favorite New York Chevrolet dealership. Our Chevrolet parts department in Newburgh, NY, is staffed by experts in the auto industry that specialize in parts. They’re extremely knowledgeable and will answer any questions you have about OEM parts.

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