If your vehicle is in need of repair, it is likely you have to decide between using used, aftermarket, or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. The choice between these parts can be a difficult one, especially when it comes to each of the options’ price tag. When you find yourself in a situation where you do need to make this choice, though, it’s important to remember why choosing OEM parts is always the right choice. Here are a few reasons why you should buy OEM parts when your vehicle next needs a repair.
Peace of Mind
Purchasing used or aftermarket parts that aren’t from the OEM means that they are not made specifically for your vehicle. These parts aren’t on par with Mitsubishi’s safety standards or quality, which means they might not work as well—or as safely—as the OEM’s parts will. Using OEM parts ensures that you will know your new part is made specifically for your vehicle and will keep you safe while working properly.
Most carmakers don’t allow you to continue your warranty if you repair your vehicle with non-OEM parts. Because Mitsubishi has the best, longest warranty in the business, you won’t want to lose this. Choosing OEM parts also means you won’t decrease the value of your vehicle. When a vehicle’s warranty is voided, it can bring down its value significantly.