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What are ‘OEM’ vehicle parts?

‘OEM’ stands for Original Equipment Manufacture. OEM Parts are components that are produced and designed by the vehicle manufacture. For example, an OEM part for a vehicle would be the exact replacement for a damaged part on the vehicle.

The beauty of OEM Parts is they offer a seamless fit and match all tolerances to ensure a ‘perfect fit’.

Your wheels are what keeps your vehicle on the road, therefore it’s crucial that OEM wheels are fitted for the following reasons:

Compatibility – OEM parts are guaranteed to work perfectly in combination with other vehicle parts as they are designed and manufactured by the vehicle manufacturer themselves. When it comes to alloy wheels, there isn’t such a thing as one size fits all, therefore each wheel has been developed with one vehicle model in mind. In comparison to aftermarket wheels, they are designed to fit numerus vehicles with the same fitment, resulting in no perfect fit for any model.

Safety – As your wheels are what is connecting you to the road, you certainly do not what to compromise in fitting an inferior product. OEM alloy wheels are made to exacting standards where the safety of a vehicle’s passengers will not be compromised. On the flipside, aftermarket and replicas wheels tend to be made to no exacting standards, from poor quality material and to universal fitments which often causes the vehicle to wonder on the road.   

Maintaining Resale Value of your vehicle – using OEM wheels on your vehicle will maintain your vehicles resale value. We at ‘Alloy Hub’ always recommend the best set of wheels you could fit to your vehicle are OEM Genuine wheels from the top model. This, therefore in time will ensure your vehicle not only looks great, but should you wish to re-sell later then your vehicle will be more desirable against the competition within the market.

When it comes to OEM Parts, there is an old saying that ‘you get what you pay for’ and this couldn’t be truer. There is no doubt that OEM products are more expensive than aftermarket alternatives, however, the potential benefits certainly outweigh any cost saving for many car owners.