Genuine OEM Parts | Suntrup Volkswagen - St. Louis

Why Should You Use OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts?

We have all been there, your car just broke down and you are now searching franticly to find the part you need to get your car running again. Maybe you are scouring the internet looking for the cheapest part that will work or looking for a used part that will suffice, but just because the part is cheap or used it does not mean it will last as long. Instead of relying on something that you cannot trust, try a genuine part from Volkswagen.

Do you know what the difference is between aftermarket and genuine OEM parts, particularly Volkswagen parts? Below are a few key differences between the two:

  • Aftermarket parts are more commonly cheaper than genuine OEM parts.
  • Aftermarket parts while yes, cheaper, do not have the same guaranteed reliability that OEM parts have.
  • Aftermarket parts can void your warranty because they were not made by the manufacturer and in turn may not work as well as the original part. They could, in theory cause more issues than they fix.
  • OEM parts are meant to fit right back into the car without any additional work. Aftermarket parts may require you to cut or rearrange certain parts.
  • You can have your car serviced with more ease because the OEM part that you used to replace your broken part is a perfect fit for your Volkswagen.

Suntrup Volkswagen: Where Drivers in St. Louis, Affton, Kirkwood, Oakville, Saint Peters can Find a Genuine Volkswagen Parts

When a part on your Volkswagen breaks there is no better choice than buying a genuine OEM part to get your car running again. Come on over to Suntrup Volkswagen in St. Louis, MO, where our staff in the part department will work with you to help you find the perfect genuine Volkswagen part to get your car running like new once again!

Suntrup Volkswagen

6000 So. Lindbergh Blvd.
Directions St. Louis, MO 63123

  • Sales: (866) 982-6938
  • Service: (888) 406-1210
  • Parts: (844) 339-7171


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  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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