You may be thinking that that’s all you need to create a workable replica. But that’s not the case. You have to understand that in the automotive world, any measurement that is off by even half a millimeter or a fraction of a millimeter can and does have a big impact on the performance of that part. This is why by and large, automotive repair professionals prefer materials produced by the original equipment manufacturer.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case and that’s why the aftermarket exists. You might think that any aftermarket part is just as good as any other product and you would be absolutely wrong. There are highly professional aftermarket part makers who really go a long way in scientifically picking the original part and coming up with specs that are absolutely dead on.
There are, on the other hand, other manufacturers that are just out to make a quick buck. They basically just put the original part in a mold, clean it up, and then crank out thousands of copies. Which manufacturer do you think would produce a part that would perform well in your car? The answer should be obvious. The good news, we only stock parts from extremely reputable tried and tested aftermarket manufacturers.
We are able to do this by employing two factors. We don’t just pick one over the other, we use both of these. This selection process ensures we end up making the right product choices over and over again. Our many happy customers attest to this fact. We know that too many other online stores are rolling the dice as far as their inventory quality goes. Not us. We take the extra mile. We take the road less traveled. We want your business over the long haul so we take extra precautions to ensure that the product you get access to truly live up to their billing as well as for their implied, practical, or expected purpose.
The first factor is industry reputation. We don’t buy aftermarket parts from fly by night or shady operations which haven’t been in business long. Thankfully, industry players quickly get a good reputation if they do a good job year after year with little to no complaints. The second factor is direct testing. Before we stock a product on our digital shelves, we make sure to test the items. At the very least, we check if the parts fit. If the parts can’t even pass this, we skip it and look for something of a higher quality.
The other reason why people prefer to buy aftermarket is because there are certain accessories that original equipment manufacturers don’t produce. In this respect, we offer a wide range of aftermarket accessory options for whatever car you have. So, if you are serious about buying aftermarket, understand your reasons and then pick a part the selection criteria that flow from those reasons. It really all boils down to quality, availability and warranties.