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Northtown Toyota - Parts FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

The terms 'OEM' and 'Aftermarket' are thrown around a lot when talking about parts, but which are best suited for your vehicle in Buffalo?  Here at Northtown Toyota, our parts experts have taken the time to answer some of your most frequently asked questions about automotive replacement parts.

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

If you're in the market for replacement parts for your vehicle, you can't go wrong with buying OEM parts.  Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, otherwise called OEM, are genuine, high-quality replacement parts that Toyota makes specifically for your Toyota model.

Should I Get Aftermarket Auto Parts?

Aftermarket parts are found on the black market and through third-party vendors.  Compared to OEM parts, aftermarket products may be less expensive but are very much inferior to the professional quality of OEM parts.

Which Parts Are Most Expensive to Repair?

Some of the most expensive parts to repair include your engine, transmission, transfer case, drive axles, and battery.

When Should You Request OEM Parts?

Anytime you get into an accident or are forced to replace a broken part on your Toyota near Niagara Falls, it's imperative that you request OEM parts.  OEM parts are engineered to form-fit your exact make and model and provide unparalleled quality and long-lasting durability.

Who Installs Aftermarket Parts?

If you wind up ordering aftermarket parts, you'll have to be the one responsible for installing them.  Here at Northtown Toyota, we exclusively order and install OEM parts for all repair jobs.

What Car Parts Are Covered or Not Covered By Warranty?

Northtown Toyota offers a range of advanced warranty protection plans, including a powertrain warranty option that covers everything from your engine and transmission to your axles and battery.  Bumper-to-bumper coverage helps you out and covers your high-tech systems, AC/heating, safety features, and all major vehicle systems.

Should I Buy Car Parts from Amazon?

We don't recommend buying car parts from Amazon.  It may save you time and money, but what you end up buying will not last as long as something that's produced directly from the manufacturer.

Can You Purchase Auto Parts at The Car Dealer?

Yes, you can purchase OEM auto parts from our Northtown Toyota facility.  Click to explore our parts catalog online from the comfort of your home in Tonawanda and explore our available selection of genuine OEM parts.

How Do I Choose Between OEM Auto Parts and After MARKET Parts?

If you're in the market for new parts, choosing OEM parts over aftermarket products will help you save money in the long run and instill peace of mind when helping you get back on the roads.  OEM parts offer enhanced reliability and trusted dependability, whereas aftermarket products are inferior and aren't certified to last the lifespan of your Toyota vehicle.

What Advice Do I Need When Shopping For Used Auto Parts?

Consult the experts at Northtown Toyota for advice when shopping for used auto parts.  Our team will help ensure you get the best quality parts and will inspect them thoroughly before installing them on your vehicle.

What Do I Do With Old or Defective Auto Parts I No Longer Need?

Old or defective auto parts must be disposed of and recycled properly.  If you have any old automotive parts lying around, please call our facility and schedule a time to drop off and have your old parts recycled.

Contact Us

For more information about the differences between OEM and aftermarket automotive parts, please call or contact the experts at Northtown Toyota.  We look forward to meeting you!

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