What Is the Difference Between OEM and Non-OEM Parts
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Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM parts are designed and engineered for the creation of a specific car. Aftermarket parts, or non-OEM parts, on the other hand are made by third party......

Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM parts are designed and engineered for the creation of a specific car. Aftermarket parts, or non-OEM parts, on the other hand are made by third party companies.
They are built with respect to OEM standards but without certainty of having the exact same quality as the original ones.

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  • 1. What Is the Difference Between OEM andNon-OEM PartsOriginal Equipment Manufacturer or OEM parts are designed and engineered for the creation ofa specific car. It is sourced from the cars original producer. Basically they are the exact sametype of part that you car came with when you first brought it from the manufacturer.Aftermarket parts, or non-OEM parts, on the other hand are made by third party companies.They are built with respect to OEM standards but without certainty of having the exact samequality as the original ones. This article will help you understand the difference betweenauthentic Dodge OEM parts and the aftermarket versions.The question there is that are OEM parts really of better performance than non-OEM parts? Isthe quality youre getting in consonance with the sum you paid? Heres a breakdown of the prosand cons of OEM and non-OEM products.The most obvious difference between OEM and non-OEM parts is their prices. OEM equipmentsare overwhelmingly more expensive than their third-party rivals. That is always the problemwith original brands. But if youre one to take risks, used Mopar parts are available on theInternet. Non-OEM products are relatively cheaper, and with the number of third partymanufacturers out there you are bound to find something that will suit your needs and yourbudget. If prices were deal breakers, non-OEM wins hands down.You think you got a good deal by purchasing a cheaper imitation until you plug it in and nextthing you know the quality is just as cheap. You think you saved yourself from spending toomuch until you notice that with the rate at which you replace the parts again and again youreactually spending as much as if you were buying OEM parts that have been proven and testedto last longer. Then you realize that when it comes to choosing between OEM and non-OEM,price value doesnt always matter.The next, and probably most important, attribute is the quality of the products. OEMs alwaysguarantee quality products besting others in the market. They are manufactured for and withyour car; theyre sure to fit its specifications. With high end cars like Chrysler you are dutybound to purchase original products otherwise you are going to suffer from bigger expenses ifmore damages are incurred. Mopar, Chryslers official auto parts and service provider, boastsproducts of excellence. They have Mopar Jeep parts that are engineered to keep up with yourJeeps off-road activities.The selection of products will also come into play. The extensive assortment of aftermarkets isboth a good thing and a bad thing. If youre a car expert and has a keen eye for quality
  • 2. products you shouldnt have a problem picking out whats best for you and your car. Beginnershave the tendency to look at the wrong details. OEM produces uniform products. Like whenyoure looking for a water pump for your Dodge Challenger your bound to find only one type ofthis Dodge OEM part, but rest assured it is one that is truly appropriate.If youre surely sold out on OEM parts, getting them might be another challenge. They areusually sold only at official dealers and from the manufacturers themselves. Non-OEM parts areavailable at all car shops and even junk shops.Economical crisis makes car owners only dream of OEM parts, forcing them to opt for cheaperimitations. But as youve purchased an elite car such as Dodge, you are bound to treat it withnothing but Dodge OEM parts. Although it has been proven that OEMs give quality satisfactionto their consumers, there are still some renowned companies that deliver the same quality at alower price. If youre really on a tight budget it is good to note that it is okay to buy aftermarket"sacrificial" parts such as brake pads, stereos and batteries. When replacing internal engineparts always use OEM-certified products. It is always better to be safe than sorry and followingthe old adage. A penny saved is a penny earned.