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It’s no secret that cars require maintenance, and they need replacement parts. It’s nothing more than a design aspect that allows relatively inexpensive parts to absorb the stress of regular driving the car undergoes. Replacing parts intended to absorb such stress prevents far more complicated and expensive repairs. There’s no question generic parts are less expensive and will correct an immediate problem. Ultimately, they won’t last as long as genuine spec parts and can lead to a more expensive diagnosis of future problems that arise because a technician won’t know whether the “new” part is compromised or if there might be other problems.
MOPAR parts are recommended because they are designed specifically for the engineered specifications of each make and model of the vehicle. There’s never going to be an issue of having to drill and tap or otherwise jury-rig a MOPAR part into place, it will fit assuming the correct part is selected. MOPAR makes parts individually for the specific needs of each car and follows the exact same engineering prints and manufacturing processes as the original manufacturer. There is no question as to the functionality of MOPAR parts, they are the exact same as the original car part that is to be replaced, regardless of what make, model, or year the car is.
Generic parts are known to work, they wouldn’t be sold at all if they didn’t. However, they don’t undergo the rigorous quality control testing of MOPAR parts, and tend to fail long before the part in question should stop working. An even worse aspect of using generic parts is when a problem with the car arises again, the technician doesn’t know whether it’s really a new problem or if the generic part is malfunctioning. When such a question comes up, the technician has to charge for time testing the part during diagnostic testing, just to make sure that’s not contributing to the current problem.
There are also issues with how a generic part might only seem secure with two bolts holding it in place instead of the three the vehicle was designed to use for that specific part because the engineer determined three were needed. In other cases, an electric system part might be 0.2 volts off from what was intended for the vehicle. It works immediately, but not for long.
Ultimately, repairs and maintenance of modern vehicles need to be conducted by an authorized dealer such as Ray Leatham Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Detroit, MI and serving the surrounding areas. Our technicians are trained to understand what your specific vehicle needs, and we use parts that are appropriate for the car you drive.