There are a many choices in the types of parts and equipment available for off-road vehicles. Your local off-road dealership offers replacement parts, as well as upgrade equipment, from a variety of manufacturers. Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and aftermarket parts offer varying degrees of performance and quality. Explore the differences between OEM and aftermarket parts below so that you can make the right decision the next time your off-road vehicle needs an upgrade or repair.
Quality is the most important factor when it comes to off-road parts. Parts labeled as OEM are the exact parts that were originally made for and used in a given vehicle. These parts are guaranteed to perform, as they were designed, built, and tested by the very company that made the original vehicle. Aftermarket parts do not have to meet these same standards. The benefit of choosing aftermarket parts is the price.
One of the other greatest advantages to choosing OEM parts is the level of performance they provide. These parts are your best bet if you always want your vehicle to perform exactly as it was meant to. If you choose to simply replace an original part with a similar aftermarket part to save money, you may not get the same level of performance. However, if you are looking for an upgrade that will help you get more power out of your otherwise standard vehicle, high-quality aftermarket upgrades are often the way to go.
The level of quality that OEM equipment offers, as well as the standards they are required to meet allows them to offer an extra benefit in the form of warranty protection. OEM warranties give the buyer ease in choosing those parts because they are guaranteed to perform and last. It’s also important to remember that installing aftermarket parts may possibly void the warranty on your entire vehicle.
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