What are the Advantages of Genuine OEM Ford Parts?

Auto parts

When you visit an El Dorado-area certified Ford service center like Don Hattan Dealerships, there are multiple benefits that you won’t experience at an independent auto repair shop. First off, our certified technicians use only genuine Ford parts for repairs. In addition, certified Ford mechanics are specially trained to work on your Ford vehicle—no matter its model year or condition. In the guide below, we’ll take a closer look at the many advantages of using Ford OEM parts.

What are Ford OEM parts?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Ford OEM parts are produced by Ford, to the exact same factory specs as the original parts. Aftermarket parts are manufactured by independent parts companies, and are usually designed to be used with as many makes and models as possible—rather than one specific make and model.

As you might expect, there’s no guarantee that an aftermarket part will be a perfect fit. But that’s exactly what you can expect from Ford OEM parts, which are crafted to the exact same specs as the original Ford parts. At the least, an improperly fitted exterior part may not match your paint color, or require you to adapt it yourself. At the worst, an imperfectly fitted aftermarket part in your engine block or suspension system could damage surrounding parts and cost you more down the road.

Benefits of OEM Parts

Aftermarket parts generally cost less than genuine Ford parts, but the savings aren’t always worth it. When you look at the whole picture, the benefits of OEM parts far outweigh the higher price:

  • Quality: Aftermarket parts are cheaper—but ask yourself why. Many use inferior materials that can lead to unexpected failure, costing you more when you need to replace the part again.
  • Performance: Ford OEM parts are custom-fit for your Ford model. As a result, you can expect your vehicle to perform as well as it did the day you drove it off the lot.
  • Selection: Even if you’re shopping for a simple part, there may be hundreds of aftermarket options to choose from. Unless you’re very familiar with aftermarket suppliers near Newton, there’s no way for you to know if you’re buying a quality part. Stop by our Ford parts department, and we’ll make sure that you order the right parts for your Ford maintenance or repairs.
  • Parts Warranty: All genuine Ford parts are covered by a 2-year/unlimited-mileage parts warranty, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the performance you pay for.
  • Vehicle Warranty: If your new Ford vehicle is still under warranty, using aftermarket parts may void your coverage. 

Order Genuine OEM Ford Parts at Don Hattan Dealerships in Derby

At Don Hattan Dealerships, we’re proud to serve the Valley Center area with superior service and fair prices. We also offer a rotating selection of parts and service specials, so keep us in mind when your Ford vehicle is due for maintenance! Wondering how long an oil change takes or how to clean leather car seats? We’re happy to answer your DIY car-care questions when you get in touch.

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