My GM Vehicle's Cup Holder Broke
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The cup holder is something that we all take for granted. It is there for us when we need it and it is even there when we do not need it. We do not think about it because it is so convenient that we do not think about it often. We just stuff our drinks or other items into it without thinking because we have places to go. Yet, we really notice when we cannot use it or if it is broken. It makes everything just a little bit more difficult to do. You might have to drive with one hand. You might have to try to hold your cup between your legs, which, as we all know, is a bad idea if your beverage happens to be hot. Yet, we all do it because we have to because we have damaged our cup holder in some way and we regret it highly.
You never notice how much your car, truck, van, or SUV cup holder is till it is gone and then you really miss it. It is ok though because you can replace it. You can even replace the surrounding area that holds the cup holder with a cup holder kit. You do have to live with your broken cup holder until you can get the parts right and that might be a bit of bummer. The other bummer might be if you get a style that does not match the interior of your car, truck, van, or SUV. It is something that happens but not frequently.
One of the reasons you could get a mismatch between the cup holder and the interior is that you selected an aftermarket part. Aftermarket parts do not have to be built to certain specification, therefore, they can cut corners or there could be a chance of error. They may not match the interior colors as well as the OEM version which could cause the mismatch problem you could encounter. We also have to mention that there are some aftermarket parts companies who use materials that are not as strong as their OEM counterparts. What do you do here? You research the company who you are considering buying from to see what other people have to say about it. Buying aftermarket parts can be a risk if you are not careful. One of the worst things that can happen to you if your vehicle's cup holder breaks is hot or cold liquid getting all over you and causing an accident because of the shock of being hit with a liquid. It might be the worst case scenario but it is something to consider because it is a possibility and we all know our reaction when hit with a cold or hot liquid.
What's the difference with OEM? OEM pretty much means that it is the same part you got when you bought the vehicle. If you bought the vehicle off the line, today, then it would use the part you buy when you get an OEM part. OEM also has standards with which it must meet or exceed. The standards are what give you a quality part every time when you buy the part. OEM parts, or cup holders, are also built with your vehicle in mind and what is even more true is that the vehicle was built with that specific OEM part in mind. You get a part or cup holder that is a quality part that you know fits your vehicle. You do not have to worry about the part and you can rest easy knowing that your cup holder will be fixed soon.
Need a cup holder for your GM made car, truck, van, or SUV (Chevrolet, Hummer, Saturn, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac, Pontiac, or GMC. Please note that Chevrolet includes Corvettes). Click your vehicle's year, make, and model in the form below. The system will pull up everything available for your vehicle except for touch-up paint. You can also try clicking here, although, the form will likely give you better results than the link. If you need touch-up paint then click here and follow directions on the page that opens.