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Made in Japan/Made in America in Roseville offers a 24 month/24,000 mile parts & labor warranty within the Roseville area!  This means we will stand by our work for two years!  We also offer an extended 3 year/36,000 mile extended warranty on qualified items.

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We also provide The NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind National Warranty at over 18,000 shop locations nationwide.

There’s no better peace of mind than allowing you to have one less worry about having your vehicles serviced by the ASE-certified team of service and repair professionals at your local NAPA AutoCare Center.  They stand behind their work!

It’s a written warranty that’s honored at the 18,000+ locations across the country-more than any other automotive repair brand.  No matter where you go, if you experience a problem with a covered repair, you can count on a NAPA AutoCare Center being close by.

Benefits to You

  • Included FREE with your qualifying repair or service work.
  • Covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 24 months/24,000 miles. That doubles to 24 months/24,000 miles if you use your NAPA VISA or NAPA AutoCare EasyPay Credit Card (applications available at participating locations). Honored nationwide by thousands of NAPA AutoCare Centers across the country, so you are protected even when you travel or move out of town. This is especially important if your college bound children are in school out of town or traveling.

All NAPA AutoCare Center locations are locally owned and operated. NAPA AutoCare is not a franchise, but a high standard in the automotive industry developed by NAPA more than 20 years ago. Because it meets or exceeds NAPA's high standards - and has an outstanding reputation in your community - your local NAPA AutoCare Center can offer exclusive benefits like the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty to its customers.

* Ask your local NAPA AutoCare Center for details on the Peace of Mind Warranty and covered repairs and services.

The Differences Between OE OEM and OES Parts

OE: Original Equipment: This part is either made by the car manufacturer or is made by an automotive part supplier and is branded with the car manufactures logo and/or in the car manufactures box.

OEM Original Equipment Manufacture

OES Original Equipment Supplier

Car manufacturers do not make all of the parts that they put on their vehicles during assembly or repair. They contract out to auto part manufactures to make parts for them. For the most part the car manufacturer makes the body, frame and major engine components the rest they 'farm out' to OEM/OES manufacturers. The car manufacturer provides the specifications to the OEM/OES manufactures for the parts they need. The OEM/OES manufactures the part to these specs, adds a logo and ships it to the car manufacturer.

Bosch, Bilstien, Boge, Beru, Mann, ATE, to name a few, are all OEM or OES suppliers to the car manufacturers. They make parts from spark plugs to exhaust parts. The difference between OE and OEM/OES is mainly the OEM/OES usually don't have the car manufactures logo, but they are the same exact part. Sometimes the logo is ground off the part by the OEM/OES company so as not to affect there contract with the car manufacture. Same part coming off the same assembly line as the OE part does.

The OEM/OES parts are less expensive because they do not go through the car manufactures part system. Every time an OE part goes through a depot, warehouse, dealer, there is a little more money added to the cost of the part. This is the major reason that OE parts cost more. OEM/OES do not go through this procedure, our buyers get them directly from the manufacturers, keeping the prices low.

Aftermarket: aftermarket parts are just that, aftermarket. They are not made by the vehicle manufacturers. They can be made by one of the original equipment manufacturer companies or by a completely different manufacturer. The main difference is they are not made completely to the car manufacture specifications. This isn't always bad. One example is Bilstien. They are an OEM/OES supplier, but they offer aftermarket parts also. Their HD struts/shocks are original equipment, but their Sport struts/shocks and suspension kits aren't manufactured to OE specifications, better but not OE, so it's now an aftermarket part. Another example is the Stewart EMP BMW water pumps. Stewart EMP is NOT an OEM/OES manufacturer but the pump they make is stronger and better than OE. It is an aftermarket part but a better part altogether.

But still another example of an aftermarket BAD part is a counterfeit part. Counterfeit part manufacturers use backward engineering to get the specifications of the part without paying the manufacturer. And almost all the time these parts are made with very low quality components. Sometimes these parts are very hard to identify because a lot of emphasis is put on the look and feel of the part and not what it is made from. One way to spot an counterfeit part is its unbelievably low price. The old adage you get what you pay for fits here. The best way to avoid these cheap imitation parts is to purchase your parts from a reliable source, one that offers a return policy and warranty.

Almost all Performance parts are aftermarket parts, again be careful with these parts too. Buy from a reputable supplier and/or manufacturer.

Mark Herbert is the owner of GermanPartsOnline.com, an online parts supplier for German Automobiles. GermanPartsOnline.com is also a great resource for technical articles written by German Car Technicians

http://www.germanpartsonline.com

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