Weighing Your Options
The common question we get in our service and parts departments at Kuni Honda is what is the difference between OEM and Aftermarket Parts? And does it matter? The short answer is yes, it does matter choosing OEM parts over aftermarket.
Though aftermarket parts may oftentimes be less expensive, the quality of each 3rd party parts manufacturer varies greatly. The parts are not made to the specifications provided by Honda and so may not meet the high standards of Honda Genuine Parts. Aftermarket parts may also not come with a warranty. The risk you take opting for aftermarket parts may not be worth the slight savings, if any, than choosing OEM parts. While using aftermarket parts does not void your warranty, they can effect the value of your vehicle or lease.
Honda Genuine Parts
OEM parts are designed and manufactured specifically for your vehicle by specifications provided by Honda. The quality of Honda parts are consistent and meet the exacting standards of Honda whether its a battery, engine, transmission or small component. There is a misconception that you will always pay more for a genuine part than an aftermarket part, but that's not always the case. Honda Genuine Maintenance Parts offer a flawless fit to help protect your Honda's superior performance. Each part is engineered and tested to complement the innovative technology built into your vehicle. You can feel the quality. Honda Genuine Maintenance Parts meet original equipment (OEM) standards for endurance.
Honda Genuine Parts Warranty
Honda Genuine Parts are covered by a Replacement Parts Limited Warranty. If these parts are installed by a Honda dealer, both the parts and labor are covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.
Every Honda Genuine Re-manufactured Part comes backed with a 3 Year / 36,000 miles nationwide parts replacement limited warranty. And unlike many other parts warranties, ours includes labor - one of the best warranties in the business.