We make choices every day about what to buy, and who to buy it from – do you buy this brand of mustard or that one? Do you choose cable or dish or streaming? But what if the choice of what auto parts you could use on your vehicle were taken away from you?
Have you ever wandered into an auto parts store, or had your mechanic ask you which parts you’d like put on your vehicle and wondered “Why do we need all these different parts?” There are good reasons that different companies make replacement parts – and why you should look into alternative parts over OEMs.
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?