What You Need to Know About OEM Seats, Consoles, & Other Parts

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means that the part you are buying is made by the same company that originally made it for your vehicle. OEM parts are not the same as aftermarket parts, which are made by different manufacturers and may not meet the same quality and safety standards as OEM parts.

Why Choose OEM Parts?

There are many advantages to choosing OEM parts over aftermarket parts. Some of them are:

  • Quality: OEM parts are designed and tested to fit and function exactly as the original parts. They are made from high-quality materials and have a longer lifespan than aftermarket parts.
  • Safety: OEM parts are certified by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and meet all the safety requirements for your vehicle. Aftermarket parts may not be DOT approved and may not have undergone rigorous testing. This can compromise your safety and the performance of your vehicle.
  • Warranty: OEM parts usually come with a warranty from the manufacturer, which covers any defects or damages. Aftermarket parts may not have a warranty or may have a limited one, which can leave you unprotected in case of any issues.

Some aftermarket parts may claim to be "OE Equivalent", "OEM+", or "Meets or exceeds OEM Specifications", but these are often exaggerated or misleading statements. Unless you trust the brand name and reputation of the aftermarket part, you should always opt for OEM parts for your vehicle.

Where to Find OEM Parts?

Dealer Prices Vs Used Prices on OEM Seats

If you are looking for OEM parts for your vehicle, you can find them at your local manufacturers parts department. If you're looking for seats it's best to stay away from the dealer, as even a simple set of seats can cost over $10,000 at the dealership. We carry a wide range of OEM Seats for various makes and models of vehicles. We also offer refurbished OEM parts with added features such as heat and air conditioning.

We also provide custom seat builds for unique vehicles and projects. If you have a specific vision in mind, we can make it happen with our expert auto interior designers and seat specialists. We can create seats with integrated seat belts, leather upholstery, embroidery, and more.

Contact us today to find out more about our OEM parts and services. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the best parts for your vehicle.