You own a Buick and Buick is a line of luxury cars. You love your Buick and you should. It is a brand that has stood the test of time. It is just a much part of American automobile history as any other car company. You really own a piece of American history and not only a piece of the general populace's history but your own history. You have made many memories in that car and you should keep it up just to maintain those memories. Let us not forget that you will make more memories in the future in that you will want to keep too. You may even want to pass this car down someday and that is the best reason to keep it well maintained now.
We all know that one of the first pieces to go in any car is the interior areas. They get a lot of use and they can get things spilled on them, roughed up, or just generally worn down by activity. You can replace many of these pieces to restore them back to near factory condition if you really want to do that now. You just have to find a dealer who has a relationship with GM in order to find the parts you need for your Buick.
What type of parts should you get?
If you need Buick interior parts then you are faced with a question and that question is if you will buy genuine OEM parts or if you are going to buy aftermarket parts. it might not seem like a big deal to you now but this choice can affect how successful you are at completing the repairs or changes you want to make to your car. OEM and aftermarket parts might seem the same but they are actually very different in a very important way.
OEM means that the vehicle manufacturer is supplying the part to you but it could also mean that the company that the vehicle manufacturer trusted to make the part for them when they made your car is making the part for you. It is an advantage is because the parts have to live up the standards set forth by the vehicle manufacturer even if it is the third party company who made the part for the vehicle manufacturer. All of the parts have to meet or exceed the standards for the third party company to receive the OEM label. You get quality parts and they are the same parts you received or would have received when you bought the car new from the dealership.
Aftermarket parts are different because they do not have anything to do with the vehicle manufacturer. It also means that the aftermarket parts company does not have to follow the standards set forth by the vehicle manufacturer. Does this mean that the parts are of lower quality? It could mean that or it could mean that they are higher standards but that really depends on the company making the parts. Standardization of aftermarket parts does not exist and you may not get similar parts between two companies despite them being technically the same part. The quality will likely be very different between the two companies and it will be hard to tell how well the part will work in the machine until you use them.
The one last thing you need to keep in mind that the lack of standardization or quality standards from the vehicle manufacturer gives the part a chance of actually damaging the parts around itself. You could do damage to other Buick interior parts if you are not careful. It is the chance you take when you use aftermarket parts unfortunately. You have to find a quality aftermarket parts dealer or you run the risk of damaging your vehicle.
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