Car Parts – FAQ

Where Can I Find Certified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Auto Parts in Beaumont, TX?

There can be many times that you want or need to buy new auto parts for your vehicle. To help you choose, we asked our automotive parts and service team some frequently asked questions. This is what they said.

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

OEM parts are the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are manufactured for unique car models by the automobile manufacturers. These are your vehicle’s exact-matching parts. They include a limited warranty. Parts Centers use your VIN Number to identify the right part for your car, truck, or SUV.

Aftermarket OEM Vehicle Parts FAQ

 

 

  • Quality:

  • These manufacturer branded parts provide reliable quality and performance.

  • Warranty:

  • These automobiles parts come with a limited warranty.

  • Price:

  • OEM auto parts can cost more than comparative aftermarket products.

  • Availability:

  • Parts Centers usually order specific parts from the manufacturer. If not already in stock, it will take a few days to get it in.

Should I Order Aftermarket Automotive Parts?

An aftermarket part is any part for a car, truck, or SUV that is not sourced directly from the vehicle’s manufacturer, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These auto parts are certainly less-expensive for your vehicle’s repair and advancements. Local, independent shops and online retailers most likely (though not necessarily) offer a wide selection of aftermarket parts. These car parts are made to function similarly as the OEM versions. Aftermarket auto parts, however, have their own pros and cons.

  • Quality:

  • Low prices can suggest a lack of quality craftsmanship

  • Warranty:

  • These parts don’t come with a warranty

  • Price:

  • These parts can be less expensive than the OEM manufacturer parts

  • Availability:

  • These parts are readily available at most car-repair shops

Which Parts Are The Most Expensive to Service?

While most basic auto parts range between $150 to $500, some automobile part repairs can actually break an average budget.

The most expensive automobile parts to fix are:

  • Transmission – $4,000 to $5,000
  • Brake Line – $1,000
  • Suspension – Up to $3,000
  • Cylinders – Up to $10,000
  • Hybrid batteries – $6,000 and up

When Should You Require OEM Parts?

Always purchase manufacturer parts when it comes to collision repairs. non-manufacturer automotive parts may not fit properly when your car or truck has damaged body panels after the accident. Plus, installing aftermarket parts may void your leasing vehicle warranty. As Such, always use manufacturer parts for all lease vehicle repairs.

What Auto Parts Are Covered or Not Covered Under Warranty?

A comprehensive auto warranty necessarily doesn’t cover every single part. Car buyers, however, can usually choose something like a factory warranty, an extended warranty, or bumper-to-bumper for the most comprehensive coverage. Even with an extended warranty, all of your vehicle’s parts will likely not have coverage. Here is a list of what’s covered and what’s not.

Powertrain Warranty Coverage:

  • Transmission
  • Gaskets
  • Engine
  • Transfer Case
  • Axles

Covered Under Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty:

  • High-tech systems
  • All major vehicle systems
  • Safety features
  • AC and heating

Covered Under Extended Warranty:

  • Extends coverage of all items under original Factory Warranty

Not Covered By Warranty

  • Scheduled maintenance
  • Wear and tear items
  • Body panel or exterior damage
  • Interior damage
  • Accidental damage
  • Environmental damage

Is Craigslist a Reliable Place to Get Car Parts?

Craigslist is not an auto retailer; but on this online platform, third-party vendors sell automotive parts. For this reason, the quality cannot be guaranteed. If you are buying car parts from this source, make sure to research, verify, and compare before the purchase.

Should I Order Auto Parts from Amazon?

Indisputably, Amazon is a reputed marketplace and provides shoppers with an easy and convenient place to shop for quality automotive parts. While most auto parts sold by Amazon are from reliable sources, it can be a challenge for you to know if you’re getting the correct product for your car or truck since you are not dealing with an automobile service center directly.

Can You Get Car or Truck Parts at The Car Dealer?

Yes, you can always purchase auto parts at the dealership. Most car dealers only sell standard manufacturer OEM parts. Most of all, they can use your VIN number to find the correct part for your car or truck.

Can You Bring Your Own Auto Parts to The Car Dealer?

You can always bring your own parts to a dealership. The car dealership, however, can neither warranty the part you’ve purchased, nor can they guarantee its performance. It is highly recommended to get your vehicle checked by an certified service center at a local car dealer before buying any parts for installation. The certified mechanic will also diagnose the actual problem and order the required replacement part, if needed.

Who Installs Aftermarket Parts?

Bring your aftermarket car or truck part to a local auto dealer for installation. Before installation, a service technician at the service center will check the aftermarket car part to check if it is suitable for your vehicle. Even if they install the aftermarket auto part, however, the auto dealer can only warranty the labor.

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