Hello there, it’s Rob Newhouse, owner of Rob’s Import Repair in Appleton, Wisconsin. I’m excited to share with you some of my knowledge and experience about cars, specifically focusing on OEM vs. non-OEM parts and how we select the best parts for our customers at Rob’s Import Repair.
First, let’s start with some basic terminology. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means that the parts are made by the same manufacturer who produced the original parts that came with your vehicle. Non-OEM parts, on the other hand, are produced by a different manufacturer.
So, why is it important to consider whether to use OEM or non-OEM parts when repairing your vehicle? Well, the answer is simple: the quality of the parts can affect the performance and longevity of your vehicle. OEM parts are designed specifically for your vehicle, and they meet the same quality standards as the parts that were originally installed by the manufacturer. Non-OEM parts, on the other hand, may not meet those same standards and could lead to a variety of issues such as reduced performance, increased wear and tear, and potential safety hazards.
At Rob’s Import Repair, we understand the importance of using high-quality parts when repairing your vehicle. That’s why we prioritize OEM parts whenever possible. We have strong relationships with many OEM manufacturers, which allows us to source the best possible parts for your vehicle. Not only do OEM parts ensure that your vehicle is running at its best, but they also often come with warranties that provide additional peace of mind for our customers.
However, we also understand that OEM parts can be more expensive than non-OEM parts. In some cases, we may recommend using non-OEM parts if they are of high quality and are compatible with your vehicle. We only work with reputable suppliers who provide us with high-quality non-OEM parts that meet our strict standards.
It’s important to note that not all non-OEM parts are created equal. Some non-OEM parts are poorly made and can actually do more harm than good to your vehicle. That’s why we only use non-OEM parts that we trust and have tested extensively to ensure they meet our high standards.
In conclusion, selecting the right parts for your vehicle is crucial to ensure that it runs smoothly and efficiently. At Rob’s Import Repair, we prioritize OEM parts whenever possible, but we also recognize the value of high-quality non-OEM parts. We only work with reputable suppliers and thoroughly test all parts before installing them in our customers’ vehicles. If you have any questions about the parts we use or would like to schedule a service appointment, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always here to help!