Auto Parts – FAQ

Where Can I Buy Mercedes-Benz Auto Parts in League City, Texas?

There can be many instances that you may want or need to buy new auto parts for your car or SUV. To help you decide, we have asked our automotive parts and service team a few frequently asked questions. This is what they said.

Auto Parts Questions

 

 

Should I Buy OEM Parts?

OEM auto parts are the “Original Equipment Manufacturer” parts. They are created for specific car or SUV models by the manufacturer. These are the exactly-matching parts that your vehicle has. They come with a limited warranty. Auto Dealers use your VIN Number to source the perfect part for your car or SUV.

    • Quality:

These branded manufacturer items insure optimal quality and performance.

    • Warranty:

These automobiles parts always come with a manufacturer limited warranty.

    • Price:

These auto parts can cost more than comparable aftermarket parts.

    • Availability:

Parts Centers usually order certain OEM parts from the manufacturer. This can take a few days if it is not already in stock.

Should I Purchase Aftermarket Car Parts?

An aftermarket part is any part for a car, SUV, or van that is not provided directly from the vehicle’s maker, or OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). These auto parts may be less-expensive options for the repair of your vehicle and advancements. Online retailers and independent, local shops may (though not necessarily) offer a wide variety of aftermarket car parts. These auto parts are made to function similarly to the OEM versions. However, aftermarket auto parts have their own pros and cons.

    • Quality:

Low prices can suggest a lower quality

    • Warranty:

These parts are not warrantied

    • Price:

These automobile parts are less costly than the manufacturer parts

    • Availability:

Most car-repair shops have these parts readily available

Which Automobile Parts Are Most Expensive to Service?

While most basic automotive part costs range between $150 to $500, some part repairs can break your typical budget.

The parts most costly to replace are:

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

When Should You Request OEM Parts?

Always purchase OEM Manufacturer parts when it comes to collision repair. non-OEM auto parts may not fit securely when your car has damaged body panels after a crash. Plus, an aftermarket part installation may void your lease vehicle warranty. As Such, always use manufacturer parts for all types of vehicle repairs if you have a leased car.

Which Car Parts Are Covered or Not Covered Under Warranty?

A comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty doesn’t cover every single part. However, car buyers, can typically choose something like a factory warranty, an extended warranty, or bumper-to-bumper for the most comprehensive coverage. Even with an extended warranty, all of your car’s parts may 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:

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

Covered By Extended Warranty:

  • Extends coverage of all items under original Factory Warranty

Not Covered By Warranty

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

Is Craigslist a Reliable Place to Order Auto Parts?

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 Buy Car Parts from Amazon?

Undoubtedly, Amazon is a reputable online marketplace that provides shoppers with an easy and convenient place to purchase quality car parts. While most auto parts sold by Amazon are from reliable sources, it can be a challenge to know if you’re getting the right item for your car since you are not dealing directly with an auto service center.

Can You Buy Vehicle Parts at The Auto Dealer?

Yes. The dealership is one of the best places to order car and SUV parts. Most car dealerships only sell standard OEM parts. Best of all, they can use your vehicle identification number to identify the correct part for your vehicle.

Can You Bring Your Own Parts to The Dealer?

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

Who Installs Aftermarket Parts?

Bring your aftermarket car part to a local dealer for installation. Before installation, a service technician at the service center will check the aftermarket car or SUV part to verify if it is a match for your car. Even if they install the aftermarket part, however, the car dealership can only issue warranty on the labor.

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