Why Insist on OEM Parts for Your Chevy?

It’s only a matter of time before your car will require some sort of part replacement. It’s important to know about your options, and there are basically two types to choose from: Chevy OEM parts or aftermarket parts, and – as you’ll see – it’s our dealers are always the right option.

Chevy OEM Parts in San Diego

What are OEM Parts?

OEM parts come straight from the carmaker (OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer”), so right away there is no question of quality. Another big benefit is that they are intended for specific models.


OEM Chevy Traverse parts, for example, are made just for this SUV. This ensures that the fit is completely precise—because it’s the exact same part that your vehicle originally came with.


With an OEM part, you can also count on optimal performance and a long lifespan, because we hold our parts to the same standards as our vehicles.

What are Aftermarket Parts?

Aftermarket parts are the cheaper variety of auto parts. And while “cheaper” may have grabbed your attention, this comes at a cost.


First of all, these components are usually made with lower quality materials compared to their OEM counterparts. The result is that they typically don’t last as long.


Aftermarket parts are also designed to work in a number of different makes and models. And because cars vary widely, they often don’t provide an exact fit. Consequently, the performance of whichever system the part is being used in can suffer.

Kearny Mesa Chevrolet Only Uses OEM Parts

While the choice of which type of parts to use is entirely up to you, at our Chevy dealership near San Diego, we proudly only use OEM parts. This is because our Chevy service department cares about giving our customers quality work and service they can rely on.


Even if a part or accessary doesn’t require installation, you can still order it through our Chevy parts center. And if you want some help figuring out what you need for your vehicle, feel free to speak to one of our experts.