Vivid Racing offers a wide range of OEM parts for your car or truck. If you are tired of paying overly inflated prices that dealers charge for their parts, then you have come to the right place. Vivid Racing can save you up to 60% off the dealer’s prices. Our inventory of OEM parts includes everything from suspension systems to engine parts and steering components.
OEM parts tend to be more expensive, but it makes finding the exact parts easier and tends to come with a warranty. The term OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. This basically means that a company that is a subcontractor to a vehicle manufacturer made the part. It does not mean that the part was necessarily made by the manufacturer themselves. When you take your vehicle to the dealership’s service department for repairs, you know that you're getting Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. However, if you take your car to an independent shop or mechanic, you'll most likely be getting aftermarket car parts. Although there is nothing wrong with this, it is sometimes more beneficial to request OEM parts, because then you know exactly what you’re getting.
OEM parts match the parts that came with your vehicle when it first rolled off the assembly line. By requesting or choosing OEM parts, it makes it much easier to choose the part when you are at the counter. This is because you will usually get one type of part, and not have to worry about assessing or comparing the quality of different brands and prices. You are also granted a greater assurance of quality because OEM parts should work exactly and fit perfectly in place of the part you are replacing. It is what the car originally came with and provides you with the peace of mind you desire and deserve. Another advantage of choosing OEM parts is that most automakers back the OEM products with at least a one-year warranty. Also, if you get your vehicle repaired at the dealer, they will usually stand by their labor as well.
One con to buying OEM parts is that they will usually cost more than the aftermarket ones. Especially when it comes to labor and body work, OEM parts tend to cost more. However, we here at Vivid Racing strive to get you the OEM parts you need for your car at affordable pricing so that you won’t have to compromise quality for value. Just remember: aftermarket parts are not all created equal, but OEM parts are.