Medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks require their own special components. When you are repairing or performing maintenance on your truck, it makes sense to purchase from an aftermarket parts company. Your truck puts on many miles, and you don’t want you or your driver to be slowed down by a breakdown caused by late maintenance. Your profits depend upon your freight getting where it needs to be when it needs to be there.
Not all aftermarket parts dealers are equal, so you should shop around for a company you can trust. Once you have found people that you can depend upon, you can save significant money on parts over buying from the original equipment manufacturer.
What Are Aftermarket Parts?
Aftermarket parts are simply parts not made by your truck’s original manufacturer. They are made by separate companies specifically to work in your truck. Most independently owned repair shops carry aftermarket parts because they are less expensive and the quality can be as good as—or better—than those made by the original manufacturer.
Why Choose Aftermarket Parts?
Many aftermarket parts are a direct replacement for the dealer’s original equipment. As long as you are working with a reputable and well-established company, you can trust that your truck will see many more miles running on aftermarket replacement parts. Parts made by companies other than the dealers are extremely common, and you will find that many of them strive to make truck components that perform as close as possible to those of the dealer. Some of these companies even make improvements upon the originals.
When a dealer makes a part for a vehicle, they make one part. That same part, made with various manufacturer considerations in mind, is what you get when you need a replacement. With aftermarket parts, you can shop a variety of brands to find parts that fit your specific usage needs.