Learn About The Difference Between Genuine Kia Parts & Aftermarket Parts At Our Kia Dealership In Oklahoma City

March 25th, 2021 by

Do Genuine Parts Make A Difference? Bob Moore Kia Has The Answer
For many, considering a generic brand or aftermarket part over a genuine Kia part has become a way to save money, but what is the real cost? Below we examine the pros and cons of each with a side-by-side comparison to answer the question: does it really matter?

This is important because many of our customers rely on their Kia vehicle for transportation and work and family activities. If after reading this, you still have questions, please feel free to stop by our Oklahoma City car dealership and let one of our knowledgeable team members answer your questions. Bob Moore Kia is proud to be your preferred Oklahoma City car dealership serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Midwest City and the surrounding areas in Oklahoma.

A Case For Using OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Kia Parts
When you choose a genuine Kia part, you are choosing a part that was specifically designed for your vehicle. That means, that unlike other non-OEM parts, the OEM part you are paying for is Kia-certified to do all of the specified duties it’s supposed to do.

You may also be paying a bit more for your OEM part now; however, when you risk using a non-Kia part, you may be taking a gamble on a pricier repair on the future.

Why Some People Choose Generic/Aftermarket Parts
One of the main reasons why drivers prefer to use generic or aftermarket parts is cost. These parts are easily accessible and may seem to cost less than an OEM or genuine Kia part. For a driver that is already paying for a routine service or maybe a costly repair, paying less for a generic or aftermarket part may seem too tempting to resist.

A Side-By-Side Comparison
When you compare both of these parts, in many cases you will notice that there are no major differences. However, generic or aftermarket parts are not put under the same microscope as genuine OEM Kia parts or accessories. Therefore, the factory where they are manufactured or assembled may be relaxed in inspections for performance or other key factors.

On the other hand, Kia original parts and accessories are specifically made to work with your car’s model and trim level for its particular purpose and nothing else.

State-Of-The-Art Automotive Repair Facilities
We also offer a state-of-the-art Service Department that can help you determine exactly which parts and accessories you need. Our dealership also offers Parts Specials to help you save even more when you service with us.

Bob Moore Kia Is Your Headquarters For Kia Parts & Kia Auto Repair
Let our trusted parts department help you find the right Kia part or accessory you’ve been looking for with a great shopping experience guaranteed every step of the way.

Bob Moore Kia is a proud member of the Bob Moore Auto Group. We are the preferred Kia dealer in Oklahoma City serving drivers from Norman, Edmond, Midwest City and the surrounding areas in Oklahoma. Drop by and visit us today.

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