The Benefits of OEM Parts

To keep your new vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible, it is important to use only OEM parts each time your vehicle requires routine maintenance or repairs. Why is it so important to use genuine OEM Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram parts over aftermarket alternatives? OEM parts ensure that your vehicle continues to operate as the manufacturer intended, so you can have peace of mind on the roads of Columbus, GA, and Auburn. Learn more about the benefits of using OEM car parts with the expert technicians at Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.

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OEM, or original equipment manufacturer, parts are components produced by the same manufacturer as your vehicle following the brand’s strict quality standards. There are many benefits to opting for Chrysler OEM parts and Dodge OEM parts. While you may be tempted to opt for cheaper aftermarket options produced by a third party, you could end up spending more in the long run. Listed below are just a few of the many reasons why OEM parts are always the smarter investment:

  • They Fit Properly – OEM parts, whether for your Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, or Ram, were designed with your particular vehicle in mind. They fit like they came from the factory. Aftermarket parts are designed to work in a range of years, models, and even across different manufacturers. They often require cutting and fitting — and sometimes don’t fit at all.
  • Quality is Ensured – Most OEM car parts, like Jeep OEM parts, come with a warranty against defects. This is not the case for a majority of aftermarket parts.
  • It is Easy to Find What You Need – When you choose aftermarket parts, you have to spend time evaluating dozens of options for quality. When shopping for OEM parts, there is often just one replacement option available, so ordering what you need is hassle-free.


The name Mopar comes from combining the words “motor” and “parts.” What was once simply a brand of antifreeze, the brand is now the exclusive source of OEM car parts for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and FIAT vehicles. Not only does the Mopar name encompass automotive parts and accessories, but customer service as well.


When searching for OEM parts for your particular make and model, you have a wide range of options available right here at Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Listed below is just a small sampling of what you will find in our extensive inventory, including Ram and Jeep OEM parts:

  • Windshield Wipers – Windshield wipers wear out pretty frequently, and it is important to ensure your set is in good condition for optimal safety and visibility in less-than-ideal weather conditions.
  • *Outside Mirrors * – If you are involved in a collision, your outside mirrors could be broken or shattered. These are also necessary for a safe drive on the roads of Phenix City.
  • All-Season Floor Mats – If you want to protect the cabin of your vehicle from the elements, floor mats can be a great addition to your vehicle.
  • *Roof Mount Bike Attachment * – Adventure-seekers can opt for this accessory to make transporting bikes a breeze.


Now that you know the importance of OEM car parts, it’s time to start shopping. You will find an outstanding array of options, all at a competitive price, when you do your shopping at the Opelika Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram parts department. If you are not quite sure what your vehicle requires, you can reach out to our team today with any questions.