What are OEM parts versus Aftermarket?
When referring to auto parts, OEM refers to the manufacturer of the original equipment, that is, the parts assembled and installed during the construction of a new vehicle. In contrast, aftermarket parts are those made by companies other than the OEM, which might be installed as replacements after the car comes out of the factory. For example, if Ford used Autolite spark plugs, Exide batteries, Bosch fuel injectors, and Ford’s own engine blocks and heads when building a car, then car restorers and collectors consider those to be the OEM parts. Other-brand parts would be considered aftermarkets, such as Champion spark plugs, DieHard batteries, Kinsler fuel injectors, and BMP engine blocks and heads. Many auto parts manufacturers sell parts through multiple channels, for example to car makers for installation during new-vehicle construction, to car makers for resale as automaker-branded replacement parts, and through general merchandising supply chains. Any given brand of the part can be OE on some vehicle models and aftermarket on others.
At GSA Collision Center we make sure that only Original Equipment Manufacturers’ parts are recommended in the repair of your vehicle. While insurance companies may recommend less costly options, we hold them to the highest standard when it comes to your safety. GSA Collision Center offers total peace of mind and satisfaction so you and your family can get back on the road safely.
GSA Collision Center is the premier destination for vehicles to be repaired in Chino and throughout the greater San Bernardino metro area, Ontario, Upland, Pomona, Montclair, San Dimas, and other surrounding areas. We repair ALL makes and models and work with ALL insurance companies. Our primary services include collision repair, paint and refinishing services, frame and unibody repair, automotive mechanical services, paintless dent repair, hail damage repair, headlight and bumper reconditioning, auto glass replacement, auto detailing, window tint, hand and vinyl stripe applications, and paint protection film and clear bra. We are your certified full-service Chino auto body shop!