Should I choose OEM parts for my Audi?

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Should I choose OEM parts for my Audi?

Besides who you hire to care for your Audi, the parts you use to replace older, failing parts can make a huge difference in the quality of the repair. As an informed driver, it is important to know what options are available for you and your Audi when it comes to replacement parts. If you have recently purchased an Audi vehicle, or you have been an Audi driver for many years, then you know how important it is to make sure you are maintaining your investment for as long as possible. Newmarket customers can find genuine OEM Audi parts at our HJ Pfaff Audi dealership and service department. We only use OEM parts for all of our Audi repairs, and if you are wondering if you should be using these parts on your Audi vehicle, then we encourage you to continue reading this blog.

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OEM parts and aftermarket parts basics 

One of the most important factors to consider when choosing the right shop and course of reparative action for your Audi is to think about what kind of replacement parts will be used should the occasion arise. There are several different types of replacement parts to choose from, including original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts or aftermarket parts. There are benefits and drawbacks to both, and it’s important to know what your options are.

Performing repairs or maintenance on an Audi requires a high level of skill, expertise, and quality of work as well as replacement parts. Usually, luxury cars such as Audis utilize OEM parts that are typically purchased through the same dealership where the car was obtained and guaranteed/certified by the manufacturer, whereas aftermarket parts are available to the public.

Benefits of OEM Audi parts 

Depending on the nature of the repair/replacement, OEM parts might work better for your Audi. Below is a brief list of factors that apply to OEM Audi parts:

  • Align with Audi manufacturer standards: OEM parts are of the exact same quality as the original part.
  • Certified by manufacturers: These parts are guaranteed by manufacturers to meet the same standards and qualifications of the original parts.
  • High quality: OEM parts are designed to replace high-quality parts with the exact same design and function.
  • Usually always available: It is rare for manufacturers to stop carrying parts, but usually OEM parts can be ordered through your dealership or Audi specialist.
  • They can be more expensive: Aftermarket parts tend to be cheaper versions of OEM parts, but sometimes the extra expense is worth the quality of the part.

Choosing OEM Audi parts for your vehicle repairs and restoration should be the only option. Protect your investment and demand the best care possible with OEM Audi parts from our service and parts department at HJ Pfaff Audi in Newmarket.

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