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What Is the Difference Between OEM Parts and Aftermarket Parts?

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When your Volkswagen needs new parts, there's a big difference between OEM and aftermarket parts: only OEM and Volkswagen-approved parts are held to the same high standards as the rest of your VW. In order to maintain this integrity, replacement parts should be tested rigorously and designed to fit your Volkswagen specifically. Not all aftermarket parts are bad quality; however, the guarantee that comes with OEM simply can't be beat.

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What Else Should I Know About OEM vs Aftermarket Parts?

We know that it can be tempting to get an aftermarket part that costs a lot less; however, saving a little money now might end up costing you a lot more. If you get a part that's designed poorly, it can wear out much faster than an OEM VW part. This means that you'll have to replace it again much sooner, leading to lost money in the long run. You also don't want to take a risk when it comes to important parts like brake pads; spending a little less simply isn't worth the risk of getting an inferior safety product.


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If you still have questions, never fear--the experts at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard will be glad to help. Simply give us a call or use our online form and we'll be glad to answer any more questions. You can also schedule service this way. We look forward to seeing you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard, located at 5202 Leary Avenue Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107.

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Carter Volkswagen in Ballard is the home of the Carter Advantage, and it informs everything we do. When it comes to service, we want to make sure that you have the best possible experience. This starts with our expert technicians, who are factory trained and certified. They have plenty of experience with the high-quality German engineering in your Volkswagen vehicle, and they'll use only genuine OEM and VW-approved parts, filters, fluids, and accessories. Their expertise means that they'll get the job done right the first time. Our prompt shuttle service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and Saturday service are designed to make your service experience that much more convenient. We look forward to serving you at Carter Volkswagen in Ballard.

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