Four Reasons You Should Use OEM Parts

When you need to repair your car, you'll be presented with the option to use parts made by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or to choose an aftermarket option. Here at Ourisman Chantilly Toyota, we recommend using OEM parts whenever you can. Here's why:

Nothing will fit and work with your car like OEM parts. Since they're made for your make and model specifically, they'll get your vehicle back to its original state. This makes OEM parts easier to install as well, with less room for error. If you want your car in its original condition, go with the part you know fits with your vehicle.

Sometimes installing a non-OEM part can void a warranty. Furthermore, some OEM parts come with a warranty themselves, giving you added peace of mind. Be sure to ask about all the details of the part you're choosing for your vehicle. Anytime you can be assured that your part will last is worth the somewhat higher cost.

The quality varies greatly in aftermarket parts, while you can be assured that an OEM part will work exactly as your previous part did, restoring your vehicle to the condition it was when you purchased your car. When you choose an OEM part, you don't have to shop through various brands to ensure that you choose a quality one.

The overall safety of your car is measured based on the OEM parts that were in your car when you bought it. Switching to aftermarket parts may change some of the safety mechanisms in your car, depending on what part you're replacing.

If you need parts, visit Ourisman Chantilly Toyota. We'll help you find the right part for your vehicle with no hassle at all.