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Aftermarket Auto Parts: Boon or Bane?

2019 Nissan Altima Aftermarket Parts

Aftermarket Auto Parts: Boon or Bane?

Many people find out quickly when they need to replace a component on their vehicle that can’t be repaired, that OEM parts from the manufacturer are expensive. Choosing aftermarket auto parts may be the best choice in order to save on costs, but are they really worth it? In the past, auto parts that were not from the OEM had a stigma against them for being lower quality and not lasting as long, but can you find 2019 Nissan Altima aftermarket parts that are just as good as OEM, and not a bane to your vehicle? The answer is yes!


Aftermarket Auto Parts have a Certification Process

Years ago, the insurance industry was tired of the inflated prices of OEM parts, so decided, in order to reduce the cost of insurance claims and overall costs to consumers, to create a non-profit program to inspire competition in the auto parts sector. The Certified Automotive Parts Association, or CAPA, is a certification process that does rigorous testing on aftermarket automotive parts in order to assure that they are just as durable as the original OEM parts. CAPA testing includes stress testing, and even a 500-hour salt spray test for rust resistance. They test metal composition, screws, chipping, scratching – pretty much any part of the durability of a product to ensure it passes a high standard so that they are certified to be used by repair shops in place of OEM parts. These days, 2019 Nissan Altima aftermarket parts can save you money, for a part that is just as good as the OEM.

Safety Tested

Over the years, these CAPA aftermarket parts have been tested in grueling crash tests and other tests and have been found to make no difference in the term of safety of a vehicle. While many thought parts like 2019 Nissan Altima aftermarket parts might reduce the safety rating of a vehicle, it was found that using aftermarket parts provided the same, if not better, level of safety. Because of this there are limited federal safety standards for crash or collision parts, aside from headlamps and hoods in order to avoid hoods shattering car windows in accidents.

The Greatest Boon of All: Savings

Choosing 2019 Nissan Altima aftermarket parts, or any vehicles aftermarket parts in general, can save you a load of cash. OEM parts are known for being very expensive, but if you are getting an insurance repair or out-of-pocket repair, then garages will often choose aftermarket parts in order to save you money. Of course, you can also purchase your own parts from an automotive parts store, or online before heading to the repair shop, so you know exactly what you are getting. Aftermarket parts are particularly useful for older vehicles, where OEM parts are much harder to find, and you’ll be paying even more of a premium for them.

Certified 2019 Nissan Altima Aftermarket Parts

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