Buying Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts is one of the best ways to keep your equipment running properly. While the price might be higher, there’s a reason for it. Here are a few things you should always consider when buying parts.
Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts are tested and certified
OEM parts are authenticated and dependable. Using cheaper, off-brand alternatives is always a gamble: they’re not tested, re-tested, and certified like OEM parts. They can’t provide the same reliability.
When you’re in a pinch and don’t have time or capital to roll the dice on an off-brand part, OEM parts can give you the assurance you need. It’s hard to put a price tag on stability, especially when you’re juggling other decisions and don’t have time for surprises.
It’s financially responsible
OEM parts usually cost more, but they provide more value because they usually last longer and function more efficiently. Most OEM parts are guaranteed by the manufacturer and created for a specific machine. You’ll never have to buy two parts because the first doesn’t fit or doesn’t function properly.
OEM parts give you peace of mind
OEM parts protect your machine’s resell value and safeguard most warranties. Using non-OEMs is a quick way to void your warranty. Purchasing OEMs also gives you access to manufacturer support, advice, and troubleshooting.
Simply put, OEM parts will provide you the peace of mind and reliability that non-OEM cannot.
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This post was originally published in August 2019. We updated it for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness in April 2023.