January 13, 2021

What are Aftermarket Parts & Why Use Them?

You probably never think about who makes auto parts – until it’s time to replace something on your vehicle. Whether your car is in the shop because of an accident or you need to replace worn-out or broken parts, you may be wondering if you should choose aftermarket parts. What are aftermarket parts, and why should you choose them?

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What is MyPartsChoice.com?

My Parts Choice was launched by the Auto Body Parts Association (ABPA) as a consumer information portal to ensure consumer parts choice and right to repair options are not terminated or compromised by car companies.

You Can Choose

Auto Body Parts

Does it matter what parts you put on your car? Absolutely! But maybe not in the ways you think. The differences between alternative parts and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts may surprise you while choosing alternative parts could save you time and money.

What are Aftermarket Parts & Why Use Them?

You probably never think about who makes auto parts – until it’s time to replace something on your vehicle. Whether your car is in the shop because of an accident or you need to replace worn-out or broken parts, you may be wondering if you should choose aftermarket parts. What are aftermarket parts, and why should you choose them?

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Are you covered?

Insurance

You might be surprised, but having a choice in vehicle replacement parts and auto insurance go hand in hand. Whether it’s picking the right parts after a collision or the influence parts have on your premiums, the power of choice has an impact on your wallet.

How Auto Part Choice Can Impact Insurance Premiums

Drivers look closely at a number of factors when choosing their insurance – including the cost of premiums. But did you know that having a choice in the parts used – and even the right to choose alternative parts – is some of what keeps insurance premiums from skyrocketing?

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Take Action!

Advocacy​

It’s your vehicle, you should be able to care for it however you choose, right? Automobile manufacturers are working hard to make the answer to that question “no”. Learn what car companies are doing to try and limit your options, and what you can do to protect your right to choose.