6 commonly asked auto parts questions
- Toyota of Orlando has the answers
Your vehicle is made up of approximately 30,000 different working parts. From broken screws to
bad brakes, auto parts overall can just be really confusing. If something goes wrong in your
vehicle, it can also be really difficult to know where to shop for parts - especially on your own.
Toyota of Orlando is here to make it a little bit easier when it comes to your shopping habits! We
have skilled parts specialists who can help you pick out and order any parts you might need to
get the job done. We’ve rounded up some of the most commonly asked auto parts questions.
Commonly auto parts questions answered
Question #1: What are OEM parts?
OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer - for example, Toyota parts are OEM since
Toyota makes them. These parts are made for our specific Orlando Toyota makes and models.
Question #2: Where can I buy OEM parts?
Instead of buying parts you might not be sure of, you can buy OEM parts right here at Toyota of
Orlando! You can ask one of our parts specialists to help you order parts from Toyota online
and have them shipped here to our dealership or come in if we have the parts available in-
Question #3: Can I use aftermarket auto parts?
Aftermarket cart parts are parts that are designed for your vehicle, but they’re not from the
original manufacturer. Another company makes them and you can usually find one that works
for your car. You might, however, want to check with one of our Orlando Toyota parts and
service specialists to make sure they are safe to use.
Question #4: Where can I buy aftermarket parts?
There are many places to purchase these parts. Lots of official auto parts stores even carry
them. Again, just make sure you’re checking to make sure that these parts are compatible with
your vehicle model and make. Our Orlando Toyota techs can help!
Question #5: What about used parts?
Honestly, we don’t think that these parts are a good idea. Used parts are - for a lack of better
wording - used. This means that they have experienced some wear and tear and might not even
be sustainable long enough to be worth it. They might be cheaper but they don’t come with
warranties, so if it breaks, you’re out of luck.
Question #6: What can I do with my auto parts when I’m done with them?
While you can’t throw your used auto parts in the trash can, the best way to get rid of them is to
sell them to an auto parts shop or try to recycle them. If you’re still not sure where to put your
used auto parts, contact one of our parts or service techs at Toyota of Orlando for help.
Shop our Toyota of Orlando parts store today
Want to know if we have a part you need for your vehicle? Call us at (407) 298-4500 or visit our
store located in our dealership at 3575 Vineland Rd just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall.