FAQ – Car Parts

Where Can I Get Certified Acura Auto Parts in Oklahoma City, OK?

There are many instances that you need or want to buy new auto parts for your vehicle. To help you decide, we’ve asked our automotive parts and service members some frequently asked questions. This is what they had to say.

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

OEM parts is how we talk about the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are manufactured for unique car or truck models by the manufacturer. These are the exactly-matching parts that your vehicle has. They are sold with a limited warranty. Car Dealerships use your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to find the correct OEM part for your car, truck, or SUV.

 

 

  • Quality:

  • These branded manufacturer products provide quality and performance.

  • Warranty:

  • These automobiles parts come with a manufacturer limited warranty.

  • Price:

  • These auto parts can cost more than comparative aftermarket items.

  • Availability:

  • Certified Parts Centers usually order specific OEM parts from the manufacturer. This may take a few days if it is not already in stock.

Should I Order Aftermarket Automotive Parts?

An aftermarket part is any car or truck part that is not provided directly from the vehicle’s manufacturer, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These car parts are certainly less-expensive choices for the repair of your car, truck, or SUV and technical advancements. Online retailers and independent, local shops may (though not necessarily) offer a variety of aftermarket auto parts. These automobile parts are created to function similarly as the OEM versions. Aftermarket automobile parts, however, have their own pros and cons.

  • Quality:

  • Low price could suggest a lack of quality craftsmanship

  • Warranty:

  • Aftermarket parts don’t come with a warranty

  • Price:

  • These parts can be less expensive than manufacturer/OEM parts

  • Availability:

  • These parts are readily available at most car-repair shops

Which Car Parts Are The Most Costly to Repair?

While basic automotive parts range between $150 to $500, some automotive part repairs can break an average budget.

The automobile parts most expensive to fix are:

  • Hybrid batteries – $6,000 and up
  • Cylinders – Up to $10,000
  • Transmissions – $4,000 to $5,000
  • Suspensions – Up to $3,000
  • Brake Lines – $1,000

When Should You Require OEM Parts?

Always purchase OEM parts when it comes to collision repairs. non-manufacturer automotive repair products may not fit properly when your vehicle has damaged body panels after the crash. Plus, an aftermarket part installation may void your lease vehicle warranty. As Such, always use OEM parts for all types of vehicle repairs if you have a leased car.

Which Car Parts Are Covered/Not Covered By Warranty?

A comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty doesn’t cover all auto parts. However, car buyers, can choose something like an extended warranty, bumper-to-bumper, or factory warranty for the most comprehensive kind of coverage. Even with an extended warranty, all of your car’s parts may not have coverage. Check out our coverage overview list below to learn more.

Powertrain Warranty Coverage:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Axles
  • Gaskets
  • Transfer Case

Covered By Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty:

  • All major vehicle systems
  • AC and heating
  • Safety features
  • High-tech systems

Extended Warranty Coverage:

  • Extends coverage of all items under original Factory Warranty

Not Covered With Warranty

  • Accidental damage
  • Body panel or exterior damage
  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Environmental damage
  • Wear and tear items
  • Interior damage

Is Craigslist a Good Place to Purchase Automotive Parts?

Craigslist is not an auto retailer; but on this online platform, third-party vendors sell automotive parts. For this reason, the quality cannot be guaranteed. If you are buying car parts from this source, make sure to research, verify, and compare before the purchase.

Is Amazon a Reliable Place to Order Car Parts

Unquestionably, Amazon is a reputable online marketplace that provides shoppers with an easy and convenient site to purchase quality car parts. While most auto parts sold by Amazon are from trusted sources, it can be a challenge for you to know if you’re getting the correct product for your vehicle since you are not dealing directly with an automobile service center.

Can You Get Car Parts at The Dealer?

Yes. The car dealership is one of the best places to buy automotive parts. Most auto dealerships only sell standard OEM parts. Best of all, they can use your VIN number to identify the correct part for your car or truck.

Can You Bring Your Own Auto Parts to The Car Dealer?

You can always bring your own auto parts to a car dealership. However, the auto dealer cannot warranty the part you’ve purchased, nor can they guarantee its performance. It is highly recommended to get your vehicle checked by an certified service center at a local auto dealership before buying any auto parts for installation. The certified mechanic will also diagnose the problem and order the required replacement part, if necessary.

Where Can I Order Aftermarket Parts Installed?

Bring your aftermarket car or truck part to a local auto dealer to have it installed. Before installation, a service technician at the service center will check the aftermarket vehicle part to verify if it is suitable for your car. Even if they install the aftermarket auto part, however, the dealer can only provide a warranty on the labor.

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