Original Equipment Manufactured Parts OEM
When having your vehicle serviced, it is important to consider which parts are being used in the
repairs. There are often several quality levels of parts available to the Sacramento Porsche mechanic
for use for almost any model vehicle. There are factors that must be weighed before making such a
decision. There are two general categories. These are OEM Original Equipment Manufactured Parts
and Aftermarket Parts.
OEM parts are manufactured to the identical specifications as that of the parts that came with your
vehicle when it was new. These are the absolute best choice and are obviously the most expensive.
Then, there are aftermarket parts that are made to lower standards then to those required by the
manufacturer of your automobile. These can be significantly less expensive, and as a result may not last
as long as their OEM counterparts.
Sacramento Porsche Mechanics may make the decision to use aftermarket parts if the customer has
indicated that he or she is on a limited budget for the repair and if the part doesn’t affect any major
safety mechanisms. With experience, your mechanic may advise you that certain aftermarket parts are
not worth the savings and recommend the OEM parts for your own good.
A ten dollar savings now on a set of brake pads may mean that you have to have another brake job in
another couple years instead of the normal four to five years that you may get out of a good set of OEM
brake pads. Some parts don’t make much of a difference and the aftermarket version can be used.
If the Porsche has been reliable and you are planning on keeping it for years to come it may be worth
the investment to put OEM parts into it. If you plan to sell it or trade it in, then you may consider
Remember who is riding in your vehicle. Your family is precious cargo and they are worth the piece
of mind knowing that you have the right parts for the repair. Many people have been stung by the pain
of a breakdown caused by the use of inferior parts; conversely many dollars have been saved by the
use of cheaper aftermarket parts that lasted for years. The best advice is the advice of a knowledgeable
mechanic. If you’re not sure which is best for your situation, call or stop in to Midtown Autoworks of
If you missed a good look at it the sound of the exhaust is a telltale sign that you just missed a glimpse
of a Porsche. Without question there are many fine automobiles out there, but few are as fine as a
Porsche. With that said, why would you take your Porsche anywhere else than Midtown Autoworks of
Sacramento for service: www.midtownautoworks.com