Should anyone use OEM or aftermarket car parts? There are numerous arguments from the both sides. Aftermarket parts usually have low prices. Does that mean that these parts are produced with a poor quality? It depends. Some manufactures make parts branded (OEM for BWM, Audi, Ford etc) and aftermarket (TRW, Bosh etc) pharmacie viagra espagne. In fact, parts are the same, but due to the branding and packaging the final price of on item can be much higher.
On the other hand, there is cheap replacement from 2nd class China manufacturers. The parts of course can be installed, but normally they have pretty low quality and may not serve as long as carmaker wanted them to work. So there’s always a choice. However, it is important to know that there are many aftermarket producers (especially from Germany and EU) who sell very quality parts at very competitive price. The buyer must pay attention to the following producers like Bosch, Siemens, TRW, Textar, Koni, Mahle, Hans Pierce and many more. There are numerous car fans forums on the Internet, where end users share their experience about usage of aftermarket car parts. These sources of information are very precious. They may help you to save a lot of time and money. Nonetheless, if you have enough funds, it is better of course, to install OEM parts in order to be sure that they will work as they intended to.
The market is very competitive and even 2nd tire manufacturers implement ISO standards on their production lines. Therefore, in average the quality is constantly improving from year to year. At the same time prices go down which is good for end-users. Normally, carmakers issue their own catalogs with item info. However, aftermarket parts info are distributed among different databases. A good example of integrated catalog is allparts.cc. It contains almost 4 millions of data entries with pictures, descriptions, repair guides and parameters of spare parts. This online service allows to lookup part by its unique number, or by brand/model and year. It is possible to check if a particular item can be installed on a particular car model (by a given year and/or engine type). More then 50 brands are represented and more than 10000 different models are included. This tool is a very powerful thing for those who are engaged in repairing or servicing cars or for those who are selling items. Unfortunately, it doesn’t support finding parts by VIN number.
This function can only be found only in proprietary electronic catalogs from OEM vendors. In fact, they may provide a lot of information by VIN number since they have connected to main database of carmakers. So you can even see all installed options with mileage. EPC also provides diagrams and installation guides with full-size color photos to facilitate servicing activity at dealer tech zone. Of course, access to such kind of systems is restricted. This software is intended for official car dealers, but some online versions of EPC can be still found online. Normally, these community versions are created by fans (or enthusiasts).
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