Ford Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts: What’s the Difference?

Wondering why you should choose Ford OEM parts over aftermarket parts for repairs and replacements? At the River View Ford service center, our technicians fit your vehicle with genuine OEM Ford parts, making the decision easy for you. Still, we understand that you want to know more about the differences between Ford parts vs. aftermarket parts. Consult this guide from River View Ford near Naperville for the information you need.

Pros of Ford OEM Parts

The River View Ford parts center is fully stocked with Ford OEM parts, which we use during service at our dealership, and which you can order for your own DIY projects. But what’s the draw to authentic Ford parts? A few of the benefits include:

  • Excellent quality, since these parts come backed by the Ford brand and are made using the best materials
  • Superior fit, because Ford OEM parts are made specifically for your Ford vehicle, resulting in better performance
  • Limited selection, making the process of selecting the correct part simple and intuitive rather than overwhelming
  • Warranty coverage for 2 years/unlimited mileage as you drive throughout Montgomery and beyond
  • Service specials at River View Ford for savings on installation

Cons of Aftermarket Parts

Many drivers gravitate to aftermarket parts for their supposed cheap prices, but doing so proves incredibly risky. What might happen if you opt for aftermarket parts instead of Ford parts? Disadvantages include, but are not limited to:

  • Poor quality and inferior fit due to their design for compatibility with as many makes and/or models as possible and use of second-rate materials
  • Difficulty in matching colors for exterior accessories
  • Greater risk of failure and high chances of voiding your new Ford warranty
  • Huge, confusing selection that makes it hard to know what is appropriate for your vehicle

Order Ford Parts with River View Ford!

The good news is that Yorkville-area drivers can find genuine Ford OEM parts right here in Oswego. We keep a wide range of Ford parts in stock, and we also boast the necessary know-how to find and fit any part you need. Make a service appointment with us today, and feel free to get in touch with any questions. Check out our parts tips and tricks, too, as well as our guide on Ford accessories, for quick solutions to common scenarios!

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