Choosing between OEM and aftermarket, according to Fixed Ops Insight.
For many years, dealer parts managers have had to play a “juggling” act when comes to choices between stocking only Original Equipment Manufacturers parts, (O.E.M.) to mixing in some aftermarket parts into their inventories. There are many reasons for both sides of the argument, pending on market areas, demographics, competition or just plain common sense decisions.
First of all, I am a true believer that O.E.M. parts are best for the overall performance of the vehicles manufactured today. They also provide the best “fit” and in most cases, are backed by the best warranties in the industry. Most would also agree that O.E.M. parts are the top choice of most technicians when it comes to the overall quality of repairs.