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What Is the Difference Between OEM & OE Truck Parts? June 18, 2019

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What Is the Difference Between OEM & OE Truck Parts?, Morehead, Kentucky

Whether you need brake replacement or a new suspension system, truck parts are investments that owners will have to make at one point or another. To ensure you choose the right parts for your vehicle, it’s important to know the difference between the various types on the market. Below is a comprehensive overview of OEM and OE truck parts. 

OEM Parts

truck partLike their name suggests, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts are produced on the assembly line from the vehicle’s manufacturer. This means that an OEM will be an exact match to the parts in your truck. To have OEM parts installed in your truck, you must visit an auto center that has been approved by the vehicle manufacturer, as this ensures they will meet a specific set of quality standards. Purchasing these types of parts can help you maintain the resale value of your vehicle and protect your warranty. However, if you own an older truck, these parts may no longer be available to purchase. 

OE Parts

OE stands for original equipment, and these parts are designed and manufactured by separate companies. This means that although your specific auto brand didn’t manufacture these parts, the same design was still used, but they were subcontracted by lesser-known manufacturers. In this situation, you can get these parts at a discounted cost without sacrificing quality. 


When it’s time to purchase truck parts for your heavy-duty vehicle, turn to the team at Wholesale Auto Parts. For more than 13 years, this locally owned and operated company has offered a wide inventory of auto parts, welding and logging supplies, and oil and petroleum to residents throughout Rowan County, KY. Call (606) 784-4147 to schedule an appointment with a sales representative, and visit their website to learn more about their full list of truck parts and services. 

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