Value Auto Parts offers parts and accessories for both local and import cars covering older and newer models. With an improved and expanded service offering, the store boasts new and well-loved brand names. Newer brands include Champion, Flint and Brembo which are world renowned brands designed to prolong engine life. The tried and trusted familiar names such as Shell, GUD, Gabriel, Partquip, NGK and many others are also available with a wider product range.
A Genuine part is the part that was originally put in your car by the car manufacturer. The difference is that it comes in a box which has the car makers’ logo on it. You will think that the manufacturer made the part but no. A company was appointed by the manufacturer to make that specific part. These parts are costlier simply because the car maker’s logo is on it. Remember that car manufacturers don’t actually manufacturer cars. Contrary to popular belief, cars are put together by manufacturers from parts made by different companies.
To reiterate OEM are parts that were built by the company that originally made it for the car company. It is the exact same part that came in your new car. It just comes in a box that doesn’t have the car makers company logo.
Aftermarket parts are parts made by the company other than the original manufacturer. These parts were made to fit and perform as well as and sometimes better than the original part. This is because in some cases, aftermarket companies tend to analyse weaknesses in OEM parts and through a process of reverse engineering, they are able to remove any weaknesses and flaws. Aftermarket companies buy the rights to produce these parts.
At VAP we offer both OEM and Aftermarket parts from different types of brands. We partner with brands we believe in such as LUK clutches or NGK Spark plugs or GUD filters among many others and are proud to carry selected parts that offer you cost effective parts at premium quality. Prices differ but unless it’s one of our crazy specials at VAP, if the price of a part seems too good to be true make sure to ask questions about its quality.
The right part for your car
So which is the right type of part for your car? How old a car is, usually determines that. Generally, if you have a car under 3 or 4 years old, an OEM part will work best for you. After 3 or 4 years OEM or aftermarket parts will work best for your car. With older cars, aftermarket parts are best if you plan to keep your car much longer. Buying the best part for your car is important to keeping you safe on the road. Make sure to do your research before you make a purchase. You can also talk to our experts at VAP Zulwini, Matsapha and Manzini, who offer the best advice on the right choice for you. You can get great deals on aftermarket and OEM brands from leading brands such as Gabriel, LUK, Brembo and Bosch among many others. Come in and see us, we are open 7 days a week.