Does your Ford require OEM parts?
Are you looking for parts for your Ford? Then you need to ensure that you buy the right parts the first time. Does your Ford require OEM parts? It can certainly operate without them, but there are several reasons why you should only consider OEM replacement parts for your Ford. Let us help.
Benefits of using OEM parts
When your car, truck, or SUV was new, it was entirely comprised of OEM parts. These are the parts that were designed to operate with your vehicle, and because of that, they are the only parts that can restore your vehicle back to its former glory.
This is especially true when it comes to Ford. The Ford Motor Company maintains a very high standard of quality for all their OEM parts. This means when you buy something that’s OEM, you can be assured of its quality and you also know that it will work perfectly with the other OEM components in your car.
What about aftermarket parts?
Aftermarket parts can sometimes be cheaper, but you truly do get what you pay for. Aftermarket parts have no guarantee of quality, can often be manufactured to the wrong specifications, and can lead to premature failure of other affected parts. When you want to know that your part will work and continue to work for a long time, then you need to buy OEM.
Maintaining factory warranty when replacing parts
Another very important factor to consider when you are installing parts in your Ford is any warranties that you may have. Sometimes you may want to do the work yourself, but if you have a factory powertrain warranty or even a factory bumper-to-bumper warranty, you don’t want to void them.
Not only can voiding those warranties mean greater costs to you down the road if something major goes wrong, but it can also lower the value of your vehicle if you should resell it during the warranty period. How do you maintain that warranty when you are doing the work yourself? It’s simple, use the same parts that a trusted Ford mechanic would use, and that means using OEM parts.
It’s also very important that you follow proper manufacturer’s procedures when installing that part. If the part is to blame for a covered issue and it was installed incorrectly by a non-Ford mechanic, then your warranty will be voided there too. Don’t let this dissuade you from doing work yourself, just work with care, and keep these things in mind.