Acura OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

April 1st, 2018 by

Many Highlands Ranch drivers look to save money on parts when it comes time to repair or maintain their Acura. So, of course, they choose cheaper, non-Acura parts for their cars. This can be a good option. Say, you want to upgrade your stereo or add an interesting bit that didn’t come from the factory.

But when it comes to the important things – like replacing worn parts or components – saving a little now could cost you big down the road. Read more about Acura OEM parts below.

What are Acura OEM Parts?

OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” This means that OEM parts are exactly the same as what was originally used in your Acura MDX or Acura RDX. They’re designed and produced by the same brand manufacturer that made your vehicle.

Why Opt for Acura OEM Parts?

Making the daily drive in from Aurora can add a lot of miles to your car fast, so choosing cheaper alternatives to Acura OEM parts can be tempting. But beware, those knock-off parts typically cost less for a reason:

  • Warranty Coverage: OEM parts generally offer a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty, so if it breaks through no fault of yours, you’ll get a replacement for the bad part at no cost. Aftermarket parts seldom offer the same coverage – if they have any at all.
  • Durability: OEM replacement parts are made of the same materials as the original parts, so they should last just as long and provide you with the same quality operation as the part you’re replacing. Aftermarket parts are often cheaply made. They’ll need to be replaced more frequently.
  • Fit: While Acura dealer parts are designed to fit a particular make and model, aftermarket parts are engineered for a variety of applications, which could mean you may need to buy adapters or modify your vehicle to make them fit.

Choosing genuine Acura OEM parts might seem like the more expensive option in the beginning, but the higher quality and more accurate design could save you time, money, and hassle.

Acura OEM Parts
Acura OEM Parts

Saving Money with Luxury Car Parts and Service

Just as buying OEM parts can save you in the long-run, choosing the right Acura service center offers a lot of perks. While your local Centennial mechanic might have the tools and expertise to get your engine started, only a factory-trained and certified technician will have the knowledge to maintain your modern vehicle.

At Mile High Acura, we’re committed to offering the highest quality parts, service and selection to our Denver neighbors. To learn more about the benefits of OEM parts or to find the replacements you need, contact us today.

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