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Choosing between OEM and aftermarket parts is a common decision among car owners. It’s also a debate that’s commonplace among car enthusiasts. Being in the automotive industry, we are steadfast in our opinion that OEM parts are superior.

Our Mitsubishi parts dealer in Wilkes-Barre, PA only uses OEM parts for reasons we are about to discuss. 

The Appeal of Aftermarket Parts 

Independent auto shops tend to use aftermarket or refurbished parts. Auto parts from third-party manufacturers are intended for use across multiple vehicle makes and models. They’re also often lower in cost, which is the major allure of aftermarket parts. Car owners tend to gravitate toward aftermarket replacement parts simply to cut down on repair fees. 

Why OEM Parts Are Better 

It’s true that you’ll most likely save money by aiming for aftermarket parts. However, the adage that you get what you pay for is often true in this instance. Since OEM parts are designed by the auto manufacturer and intended for a specific model, you can expect far better compatibility and reliability. While you’ll spend a little more, OEM parts tend to be longer-lasting, allowing you to go for several years longer between repairs. 

The Warranty 

Another reason to go with OEM parts is the warranty. Most warranty terms and conditions state that use of aftermarket parts for repairs will render the warranty null and void. A nullified warranty can end up being financially costly should you require similar repairs within the warranty’s period. Don’t risk the warranty for the sake of a slightly lower cost aftermarket or refurbished part. 

Visit MotorWorld Mitsubishi for repairs and maintenance! We provide OEM parts for all Mitsubishi models, including the Mitsubishi Mirage and more. By paying just a bit more for OEM components, you get so much more in return, including reliability, longevity, and peace of mind. 

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