OEM replacement parts are purchased directly from the vehicle’s manufacturer such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Skoda, VW & Seat.
Original Equipment parts are also from a company that design & build, parts for the manufacturers. The company may own the design, but the manufacturing of the parts are subcontracted to another company.
Autotecnic use OEM and OE parts such as MANN – FUCHS – LIQUI MOLY – ZF – Sachs & Lemforder, so you can be assured your vehicle is getting the best, when it is serviced/repaired by autotecnic.
I noticed from searching the web recently conducting my competitor comparison research that some German car specialists on line are quoting 12 month warranties on Dealer core parts (some call these OEM (Original Equipment of the Manufacturer). A core part is a mechanical component I.E steering, Brake & suspension.
The OEM part is a component made by a supplier to the Manufacturer i.e. Lemforder, Febi, LUK, Jurid, Sachs, ATE & TRW etc. These are Quality Assured components checked by the Manufacturer prior to going into production. The parts from these OEM suppliers come with a minimum of 2 year warranty NOT just 12 months. i.e. TRW brake callipers come with a 3 year warranty (these are fitted to the majority on VAG vehicles).
It is paramount these Quality Assured components are not confused with other cheaper non certified components when replacing/repairing your vehicle.
Autotecnic will only replace Genuine or OEM steering, suspension & brake components that come with a 2 year warranty. (unless otherwise discussed at time of repair).
There may be a slightly higher cost of the component/s but presented with the further warranty increase its well worth it, presenting the customer with a “peace of mind” on the repair/s carried out.
Check what’s being fitted to your car!
OEM & OE Technical Documents
Fuchs Technical Documents :-
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