Benefits of OEM Parts

2020 Subaru Crosstrek Carrying Bikes
Replacement parts for your fall into two categories: aftermarket or OEM (original equipment manufacturer). What’s the difference? OEM parts are produced by the automaker to the exact specifications of the original parts. Aftermarket parts come from outside producers, and may vary widely in quality. To learn more about the benefits of OEM car parts vs. aftermarket parts, read the guide below from the Serra Traverse City parts center.

Why Choose OEM Parts?

While aftermarket parts will certainly save you money, there are many reasons to put your trust in OEM car parts instead. Not only are they designed to be a perfect fit for your specific model, but they’re also covered under your limited warranty. A few more points to consider:

  • Perfect Fit – OEM car parts guarantee that the replacement part won’t damage the surrounding parts in any way. Even if you do experience any issues, your warranty covers factory defects.
  • Quality Assurance — Unless you’re familiar with aftermarket suppliers, it can be difficult to be sure that you’re getting a quality product. By contrast, OEM parts must meet strict guidelines.
  • Easy Ordering – With endless options and no guarantee of quality, selecting aftermarket parts can be a hassle. To purchase OEM car parts, order online or drop by your local Kalkaska dealership. That’s it!

What OEM Parts and Accessories Are Available?

Getting excited about all the ways to customize your model with OEM parts and accessories? Here are a few ideas to get you started:


  • Windshield Wipers – Essential yet often overlooked, windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Be sure to replace them when they start to wear out, especially if you deal with frequent precipitation in Kalkaska or Lake City.
  • Side-View Mirrors — Narrow alleys and unexpected obstacles are lying in wait to knock off your mirrors. Fortunately, replacing a side-view mirror is easy! Contact your dealership’s parts department to order a replacement.
  • All-Season Floor Mats – Shield your interior from snow, rain, mud, and more.
  • Roof Mount Bike Attachment – Designed to fit perfectly with your vehicle, this bike-specific roof mount keeps your bike secure as you head to the trail.

Order Your OEM Parts and Accessories Online

Ready to explore the possibilities of OEM parts and accessories? At Serra Traverse City, our team is standing by to help you find the upgrades you need. Get in touch to start building your dream today!

Serra Traverse City 44.735181, -85.594550.