When it becomes time to upgrade or replace the parts in your Acura RDX, you will likely find that you have a couple of options. Your first option will be to visit our Acura parts center at Acura of Peabody to purchase authentic, high-quality OEM Acura parts. You may also be tempted to purchase inexpensive aftermarket parts on the internet, but this option comes with a number of drawbacks. Here at Acura of Peabody, our team of professional mechanics and auto parts experts can tell you why OEM parts reign supreme over aftermarket parts.

What Are OEM Parts?

So what exactly are OEM parts? OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, and they are parts that are made by the vehicle’s manufacturer. OEM parts are the same parts that came with your vehicle when it rolled off the assembly line, which means that they should work exactly the same as the part that you are replacing. Additionally, most automakers back up their OEM parts with a one-year warranty. With OEM parts, you do not have to worry about assessing the quality of different brands and prices, as there is only one type from which to choose.

In contrast, aftermarket parts are not manufactured by the automaker. They are designed to fit in a wide variety of different cars, and thus, there is a chance that it will not fit into your Acura RDX or that it will not function properly. Also, if you are not familiar with the many aftermarket brands, the selection can be overwhelming and there is a chance that you will choose a low-quality part.

Here at Acura of Peabody, you can order OEM Acura parts right here on our website. To learn more, speak to a parts center representative at our dealership.