What are Aftermarket Parts & Why Use Them?
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.
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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.
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?
Are you covered?
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.
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?
The auto insurance industry estimates that the average driver will file a collision claim roughly every 17 years. What does the post-collision claims process look like? And what is the role that aftermarket parts play in the cost of repairs and your insurance premiums?
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.
Car companies are doing everything they can to force consumers and independent auto repair shops to only use OEM parts. The Right to Repair Act is aimed at protecting a consumer’s right to choose what goes on their vehicle.
You may think that owning your vehicle gives you the right to fix it however you see fit. Car companies don’t see it that way, and are reaching deep into their bag of tricks to try and eliminate the choices consumers have.