Unlike OEM, aftermarket parts are those made by a company that is not the original manufacturer of your vehicle’s make. Many believe that aftermarket car parts are secondhand or bootleg parts, but this is really not the case. Aftermarket parts are brand new, and depending on the car we have and the part we are looking for, they might work exactly as OEMs would, or even better.
As a matter of fact, the build quality of aftermarket parts has significantly improved during the last couple of years. Therefore, many car owners are starting to choose these affordable and efficient options.