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What Is the Difference Between Subaru OEM/Factory-Approved Parts and Aftermarket Parts?

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At Carr Subaru, we always recommend using genuine Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts instead of aftermarket parts. What's the difference? Genuine OEM and factory-approved parts are either manufactured directly in the Subaru factory or manufactured elsewhere and approved by Subaru for use in their models. This means that they've gone through the rigorous safety, quality, and longevity tests that Subaru demands (and since 97% of Subaru vehicles sold within the last decade are still on the road today, it's safe to say that the Subaru stamp of approval really means something). Aftermarket parts, on the other hand, are made to fit your vehicle but are not Subaru-approved. That doesn't necessarily mean that they're low in quality; however, some are--and since they haven't been through the same stringent testing, choosing a quality aftermarket part becomes a real gamble.

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What Else Should I Know About OEM vs Aftermarket Parts?

Although aftermarket parts don't have the same quality guarantee, the one thing they do have in their benefit is the cost: they're generally cheaper than genuine Subaru parts. However, since the quality isn't guaranteed like the quality of a genuine Subaru OEM or factory-approved part, you might find that aftermarket parts end up costing more in the long run. Many of these parts don't have the same long lifespan as Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts, meaning you'll have to make purchases much more frequently. This means that, though it's cheaper at the point of purchase, you might end up spending more in the long term.

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Contact Carr Subaru for Information About Service

If you want to know more about Subaru service, or if you're ready to make a service appointment, contact Carr Subaru. Give us a call or use our convenient online form to talk to one of our specialists, who will be glad to help. When the time comes to bring your Subaru in for service, you can find the dealership at 11635 SW Canyon Rd, Beaverton, OR 97005.

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Get Genuine Subaru Service at Carr Subaru in Beaverton, Where Your 100% Satisfaction is Our Goal

When your Subaru needs service, don't trust it to anyone other than an authorized Subaru dealership like Carr Subaru. We have the largest Subaru service department in the area, and it's staffed with factory trained technicians who are dedicated to making sure your experience is exceptional. They'll use only genuine Subaru OEM and factory-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so your Subaru will retain its legendary high quality. In addition to our excellent pricing, you'll also find regularly updated special offers that help you save even more. Carr Subaru is more than just a Subaru dealership: we're part of the community, and we believe in giving back. That's why we support numerous charitable causes like the Oregon Humane Society, The Freshwater Trust, Katie's Kause, St. Mary's Home for Boys, and more. We look forward to serving you at Carr Subaru.

Carr Subaru

11635 SW Canyon Rd
Directions Beaverton, OR 97005

  • Sales: (503) 672-3370
  • Service: (866) 460-0188
  • Parts: (888) 627-4707
  1. Carr Subaru

    11635 SW Canyon Rd
    Beaverton, OR 97005

    • Sales: (877) 271-4560

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