As a Plymouth RAM dealers, we’re proud to give you the chance to order original parts from the comfort of your home or office. When you search for parts online, the odds are good that you’ll come across non-original components for your Chrysler vehicle. While you might be tempted to buy an aftermarket part instead of an OEM component, there are reasons why you should resist doing so.

To appreciate those reasons even more, it’s helpful to understand the difference between OEM and aftermarket parts. OEM is shorthand for “original equipment manufacturer.” OEM parts are made to be exact replicas of the components they will replace. These parts will work just like your original Jeep Cherokee parts. OEM parts are produced for specific vehicles and they’re all high-quality components.

While OEM parts are meant to replace specific original parts, aftermarket parts aren’t. Aftermarket parts can often be used in more than one model, which may or may not have been manufactured by the same brand. In general, aftermarket parts are less expensive than their OEM brethren. While that can help you save money in the short-term, you may end up paying more over the long haul because you might have to replace an aftermarket part more often than you’d have to get a new genuine part.

Whenever you’re in the market for replacement or original Jeep parts, you’ll never have to look beyond Van Horn Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Plymouth to find the OEM components you want and need. Stop by our Plymouth car dealership to get suited up with OEM parts soon!