If you’re having maintenance performed on your vehicle, should you choose Nissan OEM parts or parts produced by a third party, often called aftermarket parts? Well, we’re going to break it down for you. Nissan OEM parts are always the smartest choice, and there are a number of reasons why.
The acronym, “OEM,” stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, and it means that the part was produced by the same manufacturer as your vehicle and was designed to fit in your particular car. It’s also gone through a series of rigorous tests to ensure that it’s going to meet the brand’s quality standards. An aftermarket part is one that was designed by a different company, often able to be used in more than one specific model or brand.
Choosing Nissan OEM parts simplifies a lot of things. For example, if you’re in search of a particular part like a Nissan key fob or transmission part, the dealer will have (or be able to order) exactly the one you need with no confusion or quality concerns. And, because you’re replacing a part with exactly what was there before, you can have confidence that it’s going to work the same way. Nissan OEM parts also come with a warranty, so you have that added protection if you need it.
Aftermarket parts are produced by other companies, not the automotive brands. And while they may be less expensive, quality is not consistent across the board, and there is often a large, confusing selection to choose from. Many parts are inferior simply because they’re made from lower-quality materials or have a cheaper design. They also may not include warranty protection. Unless you are a highly educated consumer, your safest bet is to go with Nissan OEM parts because you know they’ll work and the quality is guaranteed.
Here at Tamaroff Nissan’s service department, we use only Nissan OEM parts for vehicle repairs, so you can feel confident that you’re getting the absolute highest quality parts and service. Our factory-trained service professionals offer advanced diagnostics for vehicle assessment and our customer lounge is complete with convenient amenities including free Wi-Fi and complimentary snacks and water. Contact Tamaroff Nissan today for more information!