Car Parts – FAQ

Where Can I Find Volkswagen Auto Parts in Beaumont, TX?

There are some instances that you may need or want to buy new auto parts for your vehicle. To help you out, we have asked our automotive parts and service experts some frequently asked questions. Here’s is what they had to say.

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

OEM auto parts is what the auto industry calls the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are manufactured for specific car models by the OEM. These are the exactly-matching parts that your vehicle has. They come with a limited warranty. Certified Service Centers use your VIN Number to find the right OEM part for your car, truck, or SUV.

Aftermarket OEM Automobile Parts Questions



      • Quality:

      • These branded manufacturer products guarantee optimal quality and performance.

      • Warranty:

      • These automobiles parts come with a manufacturer limited warranty.

      • Price:

      • OEM parts can cost more than comparative aftermarket products.

      • Availability:

      • Certified Service Centers generally order specific OEM parts from the manufacturer. This may take a few days if it is not already in stock.

      Should I Get Aftermarket Auto Parts?

      An aftermarket part is any car, truck, or SUV part that does not come directly from the vehicle’s manufacturer, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These parts are certainly less-expensive for your vehicle’s repair and technical upgrade. Online retailers and independent, local shops usually (though not necessarily) offer a wide selection of aftermarket automotive parts. These automotive parts are made to function similarly to the OEM versions. Aftermarket parts, however, have their own pros and cons.

      • Quality:

      • Low prices could signal a lack of quality craftsmanship

      • Warranty:

      • These parts are not warrantied

      • Price:

      • These auto parts are more affordable than the manufacturer parts

      • Availability:

      • Most independent auto-repair shops have these parts readily available

      Which Car Parts Are Most Costly to Repair?

      While most basic part costs range from $150 to $500, some automobile part repairs can break a typical budget.

      The most costly car parts to service are:

      • Hybrid battery – $6,000 and up
      • Cylinders – Up to $10,000
      • Transmissions – $4,000 to $5,000
      • Suspensions – Up to $3,000
      • Brake Lines – $1,000

      When Should You Require OEM Parts?

      Always purchase OEM parts for collision repairs. non-OEM automotive parts may not fit properly when your car, truck, or SUV has damaged body panels after the accident. Plus, installing aftermarket parts may void your lease vehicle warranty. So, always use manufacturer parts for all lease vehicle repairs.

      Which Car Parts Are Covered or Not Covered By Warranty?

      A complete auto warranty doesn’t cover every part. However, car buyers, can choose something like a factory warranty, an extended warranty, and bumper-to-bumper for the most comprehensive coverage. Even for an extended warranty, all of your vehicle’s parts will likely not be covered. Check out our coverage overview list below to learn more.

      Covered With Powertrain Warranty:

      • Transmission
      • Gaskets
      • Engine
      • Transfer Case
      • Axles

      Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage:

      • High-tech systems
      • All major vehicle systems
      • Safety features
      • AC and heating

      Extended Warranty Coverage:

      • Extends coverage of all items under original Factory Warranty

      Not Covered Under Warranty

      • Scheduled maintenance
      • Wear and tear items
      • Body panel or exterior damage
      • Interior damage
      • Accidental damage
      • Environmental damage

      Should I Get Car Parts from Craigslist?

      Craigslist is not an auto retailer; but on this online platform, third-party vendors sell automotive parts. For this reason, the quality cannot be guaranteed. If you are buying car parts from this source, make sure to research, verify, and compare before the purchase.

      Should I Order Auto Parts from Amazon?

      Indisputably, Amazon is a reputed marketplace and provides customers with a convenient and easy platform to shop for quality auto parts. While most automotive parts sold by Amazon are from trusted sources, it can be difficult for you to know if you’re getting the right item for your car or truck since you are not dealing directly with an automobile expert.

      Can You Purchase Car Parts at The Car Dealership?

      Yes. The dealer is one of the best places to order auto parts. Most automotive dealerships only source standard manufacturer parts. Best of all, they can use your vehicle identification number to identify the correct part for your car or truck.

      Can You Bring Your Own Parts to The Car Dealer?

      You can always bring your own parts to a dealer. The car dealership, however, will not be able to issue a warranty on the part you’ve purchased, nor can they guarantee its performance. It is highly recommended to get your vehicle checked by an experienced service technician at a local auto dealer before purchasing any parts for installation. The auto-experts will also diagnose the actual problem and acquire an appropriate replacement part, if necessary.

      Where Can I Buy Aftermarket Car Parts Installed?

      Bring your aftermarket auto part to a local car dealer to have it installed. Before installation, a service technician will check the aftermarket car or truck part to check if it is suitable for your car, truck, or SUV. Even if they install the aftermarket part, however, the auto dealership can only warranty the labor.

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