Auto Parts – FAQ

Where Can I Purchase Mercedes-Benz Auto Parts in Beaumont, Texas?

There may be many situations in which you may want or need to buy new auto parts for your car or SUV. To help you choose, we have asked our automotive parts and service experts a few frequently asked questions. This is what they said.

OEM Aftermarket Car Parts Answers

 

 

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

OEM parts are the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are manufactured for specific car and SUV models by the OEM. These are your vehicle’s exact-matching parts. They come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Car Dealerships use your VIN Number to identify the correct OEM part for your car or SUV.

  • Quality:

  • These manufacturer branded product parts guarantee top quality and performance.

  • Warranty:

  • These automobiles parts always come with a limited manufacturer warranty.

  • Price:

  • These parts can cost more than comparative aftermarket parts.

  • Availability:

  • Certified Parts Centers usually order certain OEM parts from the manufacturer. If not already in stock, it may take a few days to get it in.

Should I Buy Aftermarket Automotive Parts?

An aftermarket part is any part for a car, SUV, or van that is not sourced directly from the vehicle’s maker, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These automotive parts are certainly less-expensive for the repair of your car, SUV, or van and mechanical upgrade. Independent, local shops and online retailers can (though not necessarily) offer a wide variety of aftermarket automotive parts. These parts are created to function similarly as the OEM versions. However, aftermarket automobile parts have their own pros and cons.

  • Quality:

  • Low price can suggest a lack of quality

  • Warranty:

  • Aftermarket parts are not warrantied

  • Price:

  • These automotive parts can be less costly than manufacturer parts

  • Availability:

  • Most independent car-repair shops have these parts readily available

Which Car Parts Are Most Expensive to Repair?

While most basic auto parts range from $150 to $500, some car part repairs can break a budget.

The car parts most expensive to repair are:

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

When Should You Buy OEM Parts?

Always purchase manufacturer parts for collision repairs. Aftermarket auto repair products may not fit securely when your vehicle has damaged body panels after a accident. Plus, an aftermarket part installation may void your leasing vehicle warranty. So, always use OEM parts for all types of vehicle repairs if you have a leased car.

Which Vehicle Parts Are Covered/Not Covered By Warranty?

A comprehensive auto manufacturer’s warranty necessarily doesn’t cover every part. However, car buyers, can always choose something like a factory warranty, an extended warranty, and bumper-to-bumper for the most comprehensive coverage. Even with an extended warranty, all your vehicle’s parts will likely not have coverage. Check out our coverage overview list below to learn more.

Covered By Powertrain Warranty:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Axles
  • Gaskets
  • Transfer Case

Covered Under Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty:

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

Extended Warranty Coverage:

  • Extends coverage of all items under original Factory Warranty

Not Covered With Warranty

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

Should I Purchase Car Parts from Craigslist?

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?

Unquestionably, Amazon is a reputed marketplace and provides customers with an easy and convenient place to shop for quality auto parts. While most car and SUV 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 SUV since you are not dealing directly with an automobile service center.

Can You Get Auto Parts at The Car Dealership?

Yes. The auto dealership is one of the best places to shop for car and SUV parts. Most automotive dealerships only offer standard OEM parts. Best of all, they can help you find specific parts for your vehicle with its vehicle identification .

Can You Bring Your Own Parts to The Dealership?

You can always bring your own parts to a car dealer. However, the car dealer cannot 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 technician at a local car dealer before ordering any auto parts for installation. The factory-trained technician will also diagnose the problem and order the required replacement part, if needed.

Who Installs Aftermarket Car Parts?

Bring your aftermarket car or SUV part to a local auto dealership for installation. Before installation, a service technician will check the aftermarket car or SUV part to see if it is a match for your car, SUV, or van. Even if they install the aftermarket part, however, the car dealership can only issue warranty on the labor.

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