There are many reasons why you should consider purchasing OEM parts as opposed to cheaper, off-brand alternatives. Here are a few things you should always consider when comparing between the two.
They are tested and certified
One of the best reasons to always use OEM parts is the authentication and dependability they provide. Using non-OEM parts is always a gamble: they are not tested, retested and certified like the OEM parts so cannot provide the same consistency and reliability that OEM parts can. When you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to roll the dice, OEM parts can give equipment owners the assurance that they will fit and perform well. It’s hard to put a price tag on stability, especially when you’re juggling many other decisions and don’t have time for surprises.
It’s financially responsibility
Purchasing parts distributed by the original equipment manufacturer will ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. OEM’s are engineered by and for your machine so they come with inherent guarantees that non-OEM parts do not. This assurance promises that you will not have to buy two parts when the first one does not fit or does not function properly. OEM’s are genuine to the machines for which they are constructed and, while the upfront cost might be more, your dollar is likely to go farther because they usually last longer and function more efficiently.
Peace of mind
To reaffirm, OEM parts, in contrast to non-OEM parts, are proven to decrease the total cost of ownership, it protects your machine’s resell potential and in some cases will safeguard any warranty you may have in place. Purchasing OEM’s will ensure that the manufacturer can provide you any support services relating to the parts you buy. So, if you have any issues they can help you troubleshoot and provide you advice that they otherwise might be unable to do. Simply put, OEM parts will provide you the peace of mind and reliability that non-OEM cannot.