If you're shopping for new replacement parts for your car, truck or SUV, you may have come across both OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) components and aftermarket parts. With some many parts options, you may be wondering which way you should go; well, it depends on your budget and intent for your vehicle maintenance, repair or upgrade. Here at South Tacoma Auto, our knowledgeable service team is here to help drivers near and far determine the right parts for their vehicle.
OEM parts are produced by the same manufacturer that supplied the component when installed on your vehicle from the factory. Similar to pricier, genuine auto parts that you will find at franchise new car dealerships, OEM parts offer the factory fit, function and quality of an original component, but without the automaker's name brand and often higher price. Choosing OEM items is a great option for motorists looking to keep their car up to factory specifications at a highly affordable price!
Aftermarket parts come in many forms, from factory-replacement parts like filters, spark plugs and lighting to components that alter or enhance the appearance, performance or drivability of a vehicle. Whether you are looking to save some money on your next at-home oil change or you'd like to upgrade your car's performance and style with new wheels, exhaust or engine components, there are aftermarket parts that will suit your needs and budget.
If your vehicle is still under its original factory warranty and you're looking to protect it, then utilizing OEM parts is a smart choice, since aftermarket items may void the warranty.
The highly skilled service team at South Tacoma Auto is proud to offer professional parts installation for our customers from the Federal Way, WA, area and surrounding communities. Our trained and certified technicians provide our installation expertise on both OEM parts and aftermarket items, and we offer highly competitive rates, too.
Whether you're after affordable labor rates on OEM parts installation, or that local new car dealer won't install aftermarket components or accessories on your truck, we welcome you to turn to our used car dealership's service center in Tacoma, WA. You can reach out to our service staff or stop by and tell us about the parts you're looking to replace or upgrade on your ride and we'll be happy to help!