Options Available for Car Part Buyers

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Having a car means ease of movement, independence, and convenience in your life. But cars need routine maintenance so that they can serve us effectively for years to come.

Routine maintenance may entail replacing used worn out parts with new ones. One of the biggest problems that dealers face when replacing parts, is deciding what options are available and which ones are the best for them. This article will provide information on the three options available for car parts buyer in the market today.

OEM Parts

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturers. It indicates that these parts were built by the same manufacturer that built the original parts of your car. The main selling point for OEM pars is that they are genuine. This means that they are built to exact specifications.

OEM replacements have the advantage in that there is no variation in the function of the parts because they are the duplicates of the original in terms of strength, functionality, and aesthetics. They are, however, significantly more expensive than other options because dealerships attach a markup to the cost.


Aftermarket manufacturers create parts that are designed to work in a similar manner to the original parts. They do not always conform to the original manufacturer’s specifications. They can sometimes feature add-ons and improvements over the original parts. Aftermarket manufacturers may also have parts that are no longer available from the OEM dealers.

Additionally, aftermarket parts are usually less expensive than equipment from the original manufacturers. However, the aftermarket industry has from time to time been flooded with substandard products from unscrupulous sources. Buyers are advised to apply due diligence when buying parts whether online or directly from an auto dealer.

Used Parts

Another option is to find a private seller who can sell used parts of good quality. You can save a lot of money by going for a used part and which is also a great option for car owners on a budget. You can get used OEM parts that are as good as the original at a fraction of the cost.

The main disadvantage of used parts is that is not always easy to establish its quality. You need to get the equipment from a reputable dealer who can provide specifications on its condition and its durability.

Dealers like United Nissan in Las Vegas owned by Don Forman often keep a manifest of parts that are also available online. Contacting dealers with a database of information can make it easier for you to locate what you need on your budget.