The Importance of Using Genuine Ford OEM Parts

By: Lange & Fetter Motors   |   30 Aug 2023

When it comes to keeping your Ford vehicle running and performing its best, having the most compatible and high-quality parts installed will make a key difference in how long it lasts you. Whether you’re updating or replacing your vehicle’s current equipment, it’s important to choose parts or accessories that will help to improve and maintain the efficiency of your vehicle. While aftermarket products are often readily available and can also be more budget-friendly, choosing genuine OEM or “original equipment manufacturer” parts will save you more costs on potential repairs down the line. Let’s explore the importance of using OEM parts for your Ford vehicle.

What are OEM Products?

Original equipment manufacturer parts are those that originate directly with the manufacturer of your equipment and will be identical to the products or parts you’re replacing. OEM products are new and are created with the same materials and considerations the original pieces were. An alternative to OEM parts is aftermarket products. These parts or accessories are typically manufactured by a third-party company rather than the original manufacturer. While after-market parts are intended to serve a similar function as the piece being replaced, it can be difficult to ensure that you are going to get the same kind of quality or functionality as the one the vehicle was originally designed with.

Benefits of OEM Parts

  • Quality assurance. Choosing an OEM part means your vehicle is being outfitted with the exact products it was originally engineered with, giving you peace of mind knowing how it will perform and how your vehicle will react to it. Choosing aftermarket parts will always be a bit of a gamble, and you won’t know how compatible your vehicle is until it's too late.
  • Ease of access. If you choose to have your vehicle repaired by a local mechanic, the shop might have access to OEM parts but will have to order them in most cases, prolonging the repair process. Ford OEM parts are almost always readily available at your nearest local Ford dealership parts centre.
  • Overwhelming selection. If you decide to scour the internet for aftermarket parts, the first thing you’ll notice is the overwhelming selection available, making it hard to determine which part is best. OEM parts come in fewer variations. Not to mention, by going to your local Ford service centre, the factory-trained technicians will know exactly which OEM part will keep your vehicle performing its best. 
  • Cost savings. While aftermarket parts tend to be more inexpensive than OEM parts, they’re not always cost-effective down the line. Being made with low-quality materials may mean faster wear and tear and an earlier replacement than OEM parts. Plus, with potential incompatibility, this can cause complications that require more repairs or maintenance throughout your Ford vehicle ownership. 
  • Parts & vehicle warranties. Any genuine OEM Ford part is covered by a 2-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, whether driving around Ontario or across the country. In addition, if you are driving a new Ford that is still under warranty, the use of aftermarket parts on your vehicle may void your warranty coverage.

Order Genuine Ford OEM Parts at Lange & Fetter!

Need a new part for your Ford vehicle? Head over to the parts center at Lange & Fetter Motors! Our vast selection of OEM parts, partnered with our knowledgeable staff, ensures that you'll get the parts you need in a timely manner and get back to driving sooner than expected. If you already know what you're looking for, simply fill out our online parts order form today!

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