OEM Parts Do's and Don'ts

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts are parts that are manufactured by the manufacturer of the vehicle and then sells them as replacement parts. Big Truck Hoods offers many aftermarket truck parts, including OEM parts. Below, learn some OEM parts do's and don'ts, and shop with us online today!

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Do Use OEM Parts for Superior Performance

With OEM parts, you can rest assured that they will fit your vehicle and ensure your vehicle has the proper repair and performance requirements. Let's face it, the last thing you want is to have invested in an aftermarket car part and be driving down the road and it breaks.

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 Do Use OEM Parts for Superior Resale Value

OEM parts will ensure that your vehicle stays true to its original condition when you drive it off the lot. This can vastly improve its resale value, especially if you have a vehicle that is a collectors edition or the like.

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Don't Use OEM Parts With a Different Model Vehicle

OEM parts are made for specific models of vehicles. What makes OEM parts different from aftermarket parts that are manufactured by others is that they are designed to fit your vehicle perfectly. Thus, they won't work or fit quite right if you try to use them with a different model vehicle.

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Don't Use Unverified OEM Parts

With the growth of the internet, there are a lot of people who are selling new and used OEM parts and aftermarket truck parts online. That being said, many of these people are selling knock-offs as OEM parts, setting you up for an inferior quality product. Only purchase OEM parts from verified and trusted dealers.


Big Truck Hoods offers a vast selection of aftermarket and OEM truck parts for your big rig, including for Frieightliner,  GM, Hino, Kenworth, Mack, and more. Shop our trusted aftermarket and OEM parts store online today!

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