What are the Advantages of Genuine OEM Ford Parts?

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When you choose our Ford service center for your vehicle’s next routine maintenance appointment, you can rest assured that our team will only use genuine Ford parts—whether replacing your transmission or the oil filter. Independent auto shops will typically use aftermarket parts instead. What’s the difference, and why does it matter?



Ford OEM parts are crafted to the exact same specifications as the originals and will be a perfect fit for your vehicle model and model year. Aftermarket parts are designed to fit the widest possible range of vehicles, which reduces their price but can lead to improper fit and less-than-perfect performance.

Long-lasting quality and a perfect fit aren’t even the only advantages of Ford parts! Let’s take a closer look at what else they can offer to Ford owners in the Atlanta and Snellville areas.

Ford OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts: What’s the Difference?

OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer.” That means exactly what it sounds like: these parts have the same manufacturer as your car’s original parts. Our service technician will remove the worn-out or damaged part and replace it with an exact replica — one with the same dimensions and the same high-quality materials.

Aftermarket parts serve a different purpose, which is mainly to offer a lower-cost alternative. It’s possible that one of these parts may be a great fit for your vehicle, but it won’t be perfect. If the fit is flawed, these parts could even cause damage to the surrounding parts.

Discover the Benefits of Genuine Ford Parts

Knockoff Ford parts may be affordable upfront, but you have no assurance that they’ll last or perform as intended as the years go by in Loganville. There are quite a few reasons why aftermarket parts are cheaper than Ford OEM parts: 

  • Quality: Aftermarket parts are often crafted with sub-par materials to cut costs.
  • Performance: Ford OEM parts will work in perfect harmony with your car’s other parts.
  • Selection: Shopping for aftermarket parts and determining quality can be tough with so many options available. Shopping for Ford OEM parts is easy because there’s only one option, and it’s made just for your car!
  • Parts Warranty: Genuine Ford parts are covered by a 2-year/unlimited-mileage warranty. Aftermarket parts offer no such assurance.
  • Vehicle Warranty: If your new Ford is still under warranty, using aftermarket parts could void your coverage. 

Order Your Ford OEM Parts From Five Star Ford Stone Mountain 

Ordering your Ford OEM parts and accessories is easy at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain! Browse and order online, or stop by our Ford parts center in Snellville and let us know what you’re looking for.


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