Original Equipment Manufacturer vs Aftermarket Parts

Nevada Insurance Enrollment Asks: Does Your Auto Insurance Policy Cover OEM Parts?

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- Do you have car damage that needs to be repaired or a part that needs to be replaced? You may assume that the repairs will be done using OEM parts, which means "Original Equipment Manufacturer", but this isn't always the case. If you are making a claim under your collision coverage, your auto insurance policy should stipulate the type of parts that will be used in your car repair.

OEM Parts and Insurance Policy

Don't automatically assume that your auto insurance coverage covers OEM parts, unfortunately it doesn't work like that. Before you make your choice, be sure to review the coverage you have in your auto insurance policy. Most insurance companies push for aftermarket parts because they share the same purpose for a cheaper price than OEM parts. Car owners, however are mostly more concerned with safety features and high-quality parts and will more than likely push for original equipment manufacturer parts.

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Aftermarket V.S. Factory Parts

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) car parts are made by the vehicle's manufacturer. They are designed to match the parts that came with your car when it rolled off the assembly line. Aftermarket parts, on the other hand, refer to the parts of a vehicle that aren't sourced from the car's manufacturer.

When you take your car to the dealership for repairs, know you'll get OEM car parts. However, if you go to an independent shop, you most likely will get aftermarket car parts. It does pay to know the difference between the two.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to OEM vs. aftermarket parts. While some people won't mind the extra cost of OEM parts, others are more cost-driven and will gladly accept the cheaper option - aftermarket parts.

When choosing between OEM and aftermarket parts, your decision will primarily depend on the kind of repair needed, the quality and cost of the parts. Ultimately, the choice is yours (unless your insurance policy does not covers OEM parts)!! You would be wise to verify in your auto policy, that OEM parts are covered. Also, it does help to have an auto technician you can trust, so he/she can direct you toward the best option for your particular situation.

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Nevada Insurance Enrollment
260 W. Craig Road suite #150-A
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 898-0554
Website: NevadaInsuranceEnrollment.com

Nevada Insurance Enrollment
Shelly Rogers

Source: Nevada Insurance Enrollment
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