When you bring your Kia vehicle into our Elgin Kia service center, you can feel reassured that your car or SUV will be repaired using original OEM parts. If you happen to visit an independent shop in the Streamwood area, you run the risk of having your vehicle serviced using aftermarket Kia replacement parts. Let's break down the advantages of using Kia OEM parts.

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What are Kia OEM parts?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means that parts made under that label are the same parts that were used in the original manufacture of your Kia vehicle. Kia genuine parts fit exactly, and they perform as well as those originally installed at the factory. Aftermarket parts, however, are replica parts made by independent manufacturers. Sometimes those parts might fit just fine, but there's also a chance that you'll have to place a second order.

As a result, aftermarket parts run the risk of providing less reliability and also lower performance, and when the fit is not exact, the stress that they are subjected to may cause the part to fail earlier than anticipated. If it happens to be an exterior part like a fender or a door, then the paint and color may not match exactly.

Benefits of OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

While aftermarket parts can be less expensive than Kia OEM parts, they are often cheaper in every sense of the word. Other benefits for Bartlett area drivers include:

  • Performance - Kia OEM parts have been manufactured specifically for your car or SUV which means they provide the extra performance that your vehicle depends upon to run at its best.
  • Parts Availability - Ordering from our Kia parts department makes sure that you receive the exact part that fits your vehicle perfectly, and you also have our professionals to guide you on your parts order.
  • Quality -You can be sure that when you use genuine Kia OEM car parts, that they are manufactured to factory specifications which is key to ensuring your repair is completed on time and properly - the first time.
  • Parts Warranty -Kia OEM parts that were sold and installed by an authorized Kia dealership are warranted 12 months/12,000 miles from the date of installation, whereas warranties on aftermarket parts vary dramatically.

Order Your Kia Parts From Napleton's Elgin Kia

Our parts and Kia service center here at Napleton's Elgin Kia provides a wide selection of Kia OEM parts, in addition to the expertise to find any part you need in the Schaumburg area. Stay informed with Kia parts tips from our professionals and browse through our list of Kia accessory parts that you can purchase to upgrade your Kia vehicle's look and performance!