Mercedes-Benz OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

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When you need auto parts for your Mercedes-Benz, you may have trouble deciding whether to purchase OEM parts or aftermarket parts. Regardless of the make or model of your vehicle, one fact is certain: aftermarket parts are typically more cost-effective than their OEM counterparts, but with the lower price tag comes higher risk.

Using genuine Mercedes-Benz OEM parts will ensure the repairs made on your vehicle will last longer because the components were conceived and manufactured by the highly-skilled engineers who built your Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the first place. Their number one priority is to produce precision parts for their company. To put it simply, aftermarket parts aren’t held to the same level of standards.


What Are OEM Parts and Why Are They Important?

As you compare OEM and aftermarket Mercedes-Benz parts, it’s essential to have a thorough understanding of what OEM parts are and why they are superior. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts are created directly by the manufacturer of your specific vehicle. Because of this, they better fit the specifications of your particular model.

Conversely, aftermarket parts are produced by a company other than your vehicle’s manufacturer. They are often created in high volumes with the intent of fitting the requirements of an assortment of cars. They aren’t designed for the make and model of a specific vehicle. The volume production not only drives the cost down, but also the level of quality.

The Benefits of Choosing Authentic OEM Parts

Shopping for Mercedes-Benz OEM parts in Champaign, Matoon, and Danville will give you peace of mind knowing that trained specialists designed your parts at a Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant. The advantages of utilizing genuine OEM parts for a Mercedes-Benz for sale include:

  • More confidence on the road knowing your car is much less likely to break down
  • A limited warranty provided by Mercedes-Benz that covers most true OEM parts
  • The ability to find parts and service easily by contacting an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer

Unofficial aftermarket parts can have variations or options that will do more harm than good, so make sure you save time and money by consulting Sullivan•Parkhill Automotive Inc for your Danville auto parts needs. If you are a car enthusiast or looking to buy a new Mercedes-Benz for sale, OEM parts are recommended as needed because they’ll keep your vehicle as close to its original state as possible.

Sullivan•Parkhill Automotive Inc is Your Danville Auto Parts Source

Whether you are shopping for a 2020 GLC or GLE Mercedes-Benz for sale, the specialists at Sullivan•Parkhill Automotive Inc are eager to help you keep it in like-new condition with our comprehensive selection of Mercedes-Benz performance parts. Contact us to speak with an experienced member of our sales staff or to discuss financing. And if you would like to place a parts order, we can get you taken care of in no time!

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