Hello, folks! Rob Newhouse here, from Rob’s Import Repair in Appleton, Wisconsin. Today, we’re going to talk about something close to my heart: The cost of vehicles. More specifically, we’ll explore why repairing your used vehicle can often be a smarter investment than buying a brand new one.
So, you’ve probably noticed the rising price tags on new vehicles, right? The average cost of a new car in the U.S. is pushing over $40,000 as of this writing, and that’s not even including the high-end luxury cars we’re so fond of in Europe! The price is quite a sum when you think about it, especially when you consider the alternatives.
A new car might have that unbeatable new-car-smell and all the latest gadgets, but they’re also immediate depreciating assets. The minute you drive your shiny new vehicle off the lot, it begins to lose its value. By contrast, keeping an older, well-maintained vehicle running can often be a far more economically sound decision. But how do we ensure that your older vehicle keeps running smoothly, you ask? That’s where we come in!
Here at Rob’s Import Repair, we believe in giving your vehicle the best treatment it deserves, and that begins with choosing the right parts. When it comes to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) vs. non-OEM parts, the debate can be quite heated among car enthusiasts and professionals alike. But let me break it down for you.
OEM parts are made by the same manufacturer that built your car. They’re designed to fit and function exactly like the original, and they come with a guarantee of quality – albeit with a higher price tag. Non-OEM parts, also known as aftermarket parts, can be cheaper but vary widely in quality.
The team at Rob’s Import Repair understands the importance of this choice. We prefer to use OEM parts because they assure the quality, fit, and performance that match the original. While non-OEM parts can sometimes provide comparable quality at a lower price, there’s also a risk of receiving parts that don’t fit quite right or perform as well as their OEM counterparts. For us, ensuring your vehicle operates at its peak is paramount, and that’s why we lean towards OEM parts for our repairs.
Sure, these parts might cost a bit more, but when you weigh it against the price of a new car, it’s still a bargain! You’re extending the life of your vehicle, maintaining its performance, and making a wise financial decision in the long run. After all, we’d rather see our customers back on the road, enjoying their vehicles, rather than struggling with hefty car payments.
So next time you’re tempted by that shiny new model, remember: There’s value in the car you’ve already got. And with the right parts and expert service, you can keep it running like a dream for years to come.
That’s all for now, folks. Drive safe, and remember, at Rob’s Import Repair, your car’s health is our top priority!