OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

Which should you choose?

Should you choose OEM or aftermarket parts for your ride in Bradenton, FL?

If you’re worried about the cost of replacing parts in your current Hyundai vehicle, take a look at the guide below. We’ve outlined key distinctions between OEM parts from the manufacturer and aftermarket products to help you determine which ones are suitable for your vehicle’s needs. Before you decide to purchase aftermarket parts and install them yourself, continue reading to discover how you may be able to avoid any unnecessary costs!

What are OEM parts?

OEM parts, or original equipment manufacturer parts, are parts that come directly from the manufacturer. They look and function exactly the same as the original parts installed in your vehicle. If you’re looking for new OEM parts, you can reach out to qualified distributors to place an order and make the installation yourself. Alternatively, you can get them from a dealership’s service center and have expert technicians install them for you. On the surface, OEM parts may seem pricier than aftermarket ones; however, opting for a part recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer is more favorable in the long run.

What are aftermarket parts?

The majority of aftermarket products are distributed by third-party manufacturers and are not affiliated with Hyundai. They’re readily available on Amazon and eBay and are more affordable than OEM parts. However, our recommendation is to avoid purchasing these parts unless you’re seasoned in installing aftermarket parts. Despite their affordability, you’ll run the risk of damaging your vehicle with these non-warranted parts and necessitating costly repairs in the long run. Finally, the lifespan of these parts isn’t as long, compared to OEM parts, and you’re likely to replace them more frequently.

Benefits of Choosing OEM Parts Over Aftermarket Products

You can benefit greatly from choosing OEM parts over aftermarket ones. For example, OEM parts are:

  • Ordered and shipped exclusively by authorized dealers
  • Backed by a manufacturer warranty
  • High-quality
  • Reliable
  • Long-lasting

An aftermarket product, on the other hand, won’t offer you these same benefits due to its questionable quality. In addition, these parts may void any existing warranty held by the part you need replaced. Dealerships also do not install aftermarket parts. Before you decide to replace any parts, be sure to check your manufacturer’s warranty to identify any parts that may still be covered, as these can be replaced by a dealership for free. When it comes to OEM parts, their reliability is unparalleled. They were manufactured for your specific model and will maintain its smooth operation for a long while.

Why Hyundai OEM Parts are the Right Choice for Your Vehicle

Hyundai offers a limited warranty on new Hyundai parts sold to U.S. customers through an authorized Hyundai dealership or Hyundai authorized distributor.* This makes choosing Hyundai OEM parts ideal for drivers looking to keep their vehicle covered, just in case they need an emergency part replacement.

If you’re not entirely confident to install Hyundai OEM parts yourself, schedule your next appointment with our highly trained service technicians at Gettel Hyundai of Lakewood. You can count on our team to take care of all your vehicle needs!

To find out more about the Hyundai OEM parts we carry, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 5921 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34208. We look forward to serving our customers near St. Petersburg and Brandon.

*Check out this Parts Limited Warranty Statement from the Hyundai manufacturer for more information.