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What Is the Difference Between OEM Parts and Aftermarket Parts?

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You will often hear experts recommend using OEM parts over aftermarket parts--but just what is the difference? Genuine OEM and factory-approved parts are either manufactured directly by Subaru or are approved by Subaru for use in their vehicles. Aftermarket parts are made to fit your vehicle, but they haven't been approved by Subaru. They're not necessarily lower in quality; however, they haven't been through the stringent testing required by Subaru for OEM and factory-approved parts, so there's a good chance that they won't perform as well as genuine parts--or won't last as long.

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What Else Is Important To Know About OEM vs Aftermarket Parts?

If aftermarket parts don't carry the same quality guarantee as genuine Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts, what is the draw? In short: money. Aftermarket parts are generally cheaper than genuine Subaru parts. However, this really only applies to the up-front cost. Since many aftermarket parts don't have the same guarantee of quality and longevity that you'll get from genuine Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts, they might not last as long--meaning you'll have to pay more to replace them sooner. When it comes to taking good care of your Subaru, you get what you pay for.

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If you have any questions, or if you'd like to schedule your next service appointment, we invite you to contact Nate Wade Subaru. We're only a quick phone call away, or you can use our convenient online form. Nate Wade Subaru is located at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111; we look forward to serving you.

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Get Subaru Service at America's Oldest Exclusive Subaru Dealer, Located in Salt Lake City, Utah

Your Subaru is a special vehicle, and it should be treated that way. While some repair shops and national chains might be a little cheaper than a dealership, you get what you pay for--and what you pay for here is expertise, care, and dedication to getting things right. Nate Wade Subaru is the oldest exclusive Subaru dealer in the country, so we know exactly what your Subaru needs. Our technicians have years of training and experience; they're factory certified, so you know your Subaru is getting nothing but the best treatment from the experts who know your Subaru car, wagon, or SUV inside and out. What's more, they use genuine Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, and filters, just like the ones you can find in our parts store. Nate Wade Subaru provides reasonable pricing, as well as regularly updated special parts and service offers to help you save even more. We put a high level of care into everything we do, and we're dedicated to you as a customer. But you don't have to take our word for it: we've won numerous awards recognizing us as a dealership that truly cares. Don't trust your Subaru to just anyone: head to Nate Wade Subaru for all your Subaru service needs and get the benefits that come from choosing the experts.

Nate Wade Subaru

1207 South Main St
Directions Salt Lake City, UT 84111

  • Sales: (801) 658-9379
  • Service: (801) 328-1327
  • Parts: (801) 328-0061
  1. Nate Wade Subaru

    1207 South Main
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Directions

    • Sales: (888) 586-8323