OEM auto parts is the industry name for the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are created for unique car models by the OEM. These are your vehicle’s exact-matching parts. They include a limited warranty. Car Dealerships use your VIN Number to find the right OEM part for your car, truck, or SUV.
An aftermarket part is any part for a car, truck, SUV, or minivan that is not sourced directly from the vehicle’s maker, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These auto parts may be less-expensive options for your vehicle’s repair and mechanical upgrade.
Bring your aftermarket vehicle part to a local dealership for installation. Before installation, a service technician will check the aftermarket auto part to verify if it is suitable for your car or truck.