Ford OEM Parts – THIS Differentiates Them From After-Market Parts

Ford OEM Parts – Worth The Price?

If you are searching for Ford OEM parts either due to some unforeseen incident like a car accident, or due to some age related repairs of your car, you’ve come at the right place.

In such a case, you have the option of either choosing Ford OEM parts for your car, or to go with some of the aftermarket parts (manufactured by third-party companies).

Normally, yes, aftermarket parts are made by reputed manufacturers; but in the case of your Ford car, we highly recommend you to go with Ford OEM parts.

  • However, what really are the differences between the aftermarket generic parts and Ford OEM parts?
  • How would it matter which ones you choose for your car?
  • Is there a price difference?
  • Is there a difference in quality?

After market parts

These questions, and many more will be answered in today’s post so you can get your vehicle fixed for the better.

What differentiates the after-market from the original Ford OEM parts?

Basically, the “OEM” in Ford OWM parts means – Original Equipment Manufacturer. It means that the vehicle’s brand(s) manufacture’s these parts themselves.

This is extremely beneficial to us, the consumers, because it means whatever parts are required to be replaced, we can get it directly from the car manufacturer itself.

That means a better fitting, high quality part, albeit at a premium price.

Ford oem body kit

OEM body kit parts fit better than after-market parts

On the other hand, a third-party company may or may not be officially approved by the manufacturer to product their vehicle’s parts.

However, thanks to the Magnuson-Moss Act in the United States, we as consumers CAN choose any parts for our vehicle, be it a Ford OEM part or a third-party, our car’s warranty will not be void in doing that!

Apart from that, there’s really nothing wrong in choosing third-party replacement parts, as most of them would fit your vehicle almost perfectly.

There’s another benefit with after-market parts.

Since these (small) companies are focused only on replacement parts, they manufacture them for a lot of brands and models, which makes the individual products much cheaper than your Ford OEM parts.

Can we then deem OEM parts as “better” parts?

Technically, since the Ford OEM parts are made by Ford, the manufacturer, we might feel that they are the best ones for your car.

However, it all comes down to personal preference.

Consumers that prefer OEM parts are usually car enthusiasts, brand loyal people, or simply people who have recently purchased the car (which is why they feel they ‘need’ OEM parts).

A new Ford car sometimes makes the consumer feel they ‘need’ to buy OEM parts

However, once you have had the car for a few years, it doesn’t make much difference whether you go for generic after market parts or Ford OEM parts.

In such a case, the lower priced after market parts make more sense than the premium OEM parts.

So it really doesn’t mean that Ford OEM parts are any ‘better’ than the generic ones, it all comes down to choice, that’s it.

There’s another factor here.

To some people, OEM parts make more sense because they wish to keep their vehicle as close to “original” and new, as possible. But they do not understand that once the car’s on road, it’s no longer “new”.

So the question is – does it make sense to purchase the higher priced Ford OEM parts over the generic ones?

The answer is – it does not.

You can save a lot of cash on after-market parts, which also means you are supporting the small manufacturers survive in this brutal market.

What’s the deal with insurance?

It, well, depends.

Usually, it’s up to your specific insurance company. Most big-name insurers will only cover after-market parts since they do the same job, for a much lesser price compared to Ford OEM parts.

Insurance depends on the extent of damage as well as the specific insurance company

So before you go and buy the replacement parts, get in touch with your insurance company.

However, if you’re still in the research phase, we highly recommend finding an insurance company that covers OEM parts, as they are (if price is not an issue) the better option.

Do OEM parts affect the resale of your car?

This is a big question.

Now, we already know that if a car is damaged in an accident, it can be valued much less than an intact car, and more so if there is significant structural damage, and even more so if the airbag has been deployed (which confirms the severity of the accident).

Now, the good news is this only affect your insurance premium.

Thankfully, where resale is concerned, it does not make a big difference whether you repair your car with Ford OEM parts or with after-market parts, they do not affect it’s resale price.

Conclusion

Ultimately it all depends on your piece of mind!

Yes, it all comes down to what you feel!

Do you feel comfortable with unbranded after-market parts, or do you feel you get better value (and peace of mind) with Ford OEM parts?

You need to weigh both things in mind, the quality of the part versus its cost when making that decision.

Our advice in a single line – go for Ford OEM parts if the specific part is an important one.

So that means any part that’s a part of your car’s transmission, brakes, engine, electrical stuff, etc. And go with after-market parts if it’s a relatively uncomplicated one (like some basic electrical parts, the Ford’s bumper, or other cosmetic parts.

Ford Factory Parts – High Quality, Durable, What More Can You Ask For?

Looking for a specific Ford factory part? An OEM part?

If you are, stay put.

In today’s post, we’ll have a look at the most popular Ford factory parts and where you can order them online at the best prices (and quality).

Now before we see the actual sources, you must first understand the importance of Ford’s own factory made parts.

Why?

Because you’ll get a lot of after-market, unbranded parts that are NOT made by Ford, but by third-party manufacturers (who may or may not be authorized by Ford).

Of course, thanks to the Magnuson-Mason Act, the consumer does have power in this regard. The act states (in simple words) that as a consumer, you are no longer bound by your vehicle manufacturer or your insurance company to buy parts from the original car manufacturer.

Ford Factory Parts

Meaning they CANNOT deny your claim or void your warranty in case you replaced an original part with an unauthorized or unbranded one.

This also means, where applicable, you can buy the cheaper versions of a specific part where the quality is not too much of an issue, but go for original Ford factory parts where quality is a must (engine, suspension parts, etc.).

A Look At Genuine Ford Factory Parts

Ford original factory parts

Ford Factory Parts – Original Ford Accessories

The most common and required parts in anyone’s car – the accessories. The ford factory manufacturers accessories such as keyless entry keypads, remote start systems to external and internal accessories like seat covers to sport pedals.

Ford Factory Parts – Body Panels

Ford factory parts also includes body panels; that protect as well as augment your car. Remember that when you purchase these body parts made in the Ford factory, you are ensuring a (much) better fit than the generic manufacturers.

Ford OEM Parts – Brakes

Ford factory parts includes brake products and are designed to fit Ford and Lincoln vehicles. So you can get genuine parts like brake hydraulics, disc pads, break shoes, drums, rotors and hubs. You cannot beat Ford’s quality when it comes to these parts.

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3 Ultimate Reasons The 2019 Ford Ranger Will Sweep You Over

Ford Ranger Parts 

By now you know it.

The Ford Ranger, the ever-popular, first compact pickup truck manufactured by Ford Motor Company is all set to make a comeback in 2019.

The truck that left the market in 2011 is being re-launched into a larger, mid-size truck. (You can read more about it here.)

At the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ford Motor Company had announced that they would be returning to the North-American mid-size truck segment with the Ranger. In 2019, the Ford Ranger will step into the battleground to compete with its rival companies, Chevrolet, Toyota and so on.

The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is developed with persistent focus on engineering excellence. The 2019 Ford Ranger takes their tagline, “Built Ford Tough” to a whole new level with its robust exterior and capability to give the best performance even on rugged roads.

Ford has designed this as an actual truck.

Ford ranger parts internal

The 2019 Ranger rests on a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame with six cross members.

The suspension components of note include mono-tube front dampers and double A-arm front suspension. While shock absorbers and traditional leaf springs will help control a solid rear axle, the power steering will be assisted electronically.

Now, we’ll have a look at some of the features and best parts of the Ford Ranger that we absolutely love!

And Now… The 3 Best Parts Of The Incredible Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Best Part #1: Incredible Terrain Capabilities

The 2019 Ford Ranger gets all the required Terrain Capabilities with its…

FX4 Off-Road Package: The FX4 package includes bash and skid plates to ensure complete protection of the undercarriage, all-terrain tires to provide traction for your on-road and off-road adventures and a status screen to monitor the pitch and roll of the truck and steering angle of the front wheel.

Trail Control: As the brake and throttle control can get tough in jagged roads and rocky terrains, this Ranger is featured with trail control. You can engage the engine, transmission and brakes together to maintain a constant speed from 1 to 20 mph.

Terrain Management System: The terrain management system allows you to switch into one of the given 4 modes, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud Ruts, Sand and Normal Mode.

Electronic Locking Rear Differential: The equipped electronic rear-locking differential is added to the Ranger in order to lower the speed of the vehicle on low traction surfaces. It allows you to experience an excellent off-road performance in mud, sand, gravel and snow.

Ford Ranger Best Part #2: Fitted With An Efficient Engine

Unlike the F-150, the all-new Ranger does not come with three engine options, this vehicle comes fixed to a 2.3-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with a twin-scroll turbocharger.  This is not that dissimilar to the Ford Explorer as it’s parts are similar when you look under the hood.

The crank and rods are made with steel. Also, it is paired to the 10-speed automatic transmission with three overdrive gears co-developed with the help of General Motors.

Ford Ranger Best Part #3: Next-Level Driver Assistance

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Ford Explorer Parts – THIS Is Where You Should Buy Them (And Why)

Ford Explorer – The Car, The Parts & Where To Buy Them!

Before we have a look at Ford Explorer parts, we need to know more about the SUV first.

SUV – which is an acronym for a “sport-utility vehicle” is one of the major categories in the classification of cars.

Not to mention one of the most popular ones!

While cars come with various specifications, SUVs are mainly known for its seating and sturdy built which are bestowed with the capabilities to haul off-road. SUVs have overpowered the lower medium segment cars and stand to be the world’s most popular automotive segment.

Amongst various sellers in the market, Ford has been outclassing its competitors for around 2 decades by being one of the most popular SUVs. Thanks to its amazing build quality and durable parts, the Ford Explorer does nothing but continues the legacy Ford has created.

This post helps you with everything you need to know about the SUV, Ford Explorer and its parts…

Here are The Parts We Love In The Ford Explorer…

#1 Looks That Leave You Awe-Struck!

Ford explorer trucks

Who wouldn’t love this beauty!?

The Ford Explorer is purposefully designed to marvel everyone on the road. Once you have your hands on this SUV, brace yourself to witness how it turns every eye onto itself.

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Ford Motorcraft Parts – Better Than Non-Branded Ones?

Ford Motorcraft Parts – Better Than Unbranded Ones?

Now, they sure are clever. I am talking about Ford.

After seeing incredible success in the 50’s and 60’s, Ford pulled an amazing business tactic. They diversified into an ever-increasing market in the automobile world – replacement parts!

Thus was launched the Ford Motorcraft brand.

Ford Motorcraft Parts Ranger

Ford started this brand back in 1972, solely focused on providing replacement parts and OEM parts.

Of course, Ford already had their own brand called Autolite which was running for many years (since the 50’s to be precise). However, the company sold this brand to another called FRAM.

Sure, it’s still running and you do get to see Autolite parts in the market, but it cannot match the quality and durability that we have come to expect of the Ford brand. Hence, Ford Motorcraft parts have an undue advantage over their competitors due to it being the child of the giant.

Now, many people don’t know that Ford had launched the Motorcraft brand way back in the 50’s, however, for some unknown reasons it discontinued it and kept building the Autolite brand.

And again, for no known reasons, it went back to the Ford Motorcraft as its main replacement parts brand.

The Motorcraft Situation Today

These days, Ford Motorcraft manufacturers parts that are fit for installation on their own, as well as their Mercury (now discontinued) and Lincoln cars.

Of course, Ford does have Motorcraft parts that fit a wide variety of other cars as well, most notably their oil filters.

Ford motorcraft original parts

This is also due in part to the superior Ford quality that they offer over smaller manufacturers.

The Ford Motorcraft parts are sold by through Mercury-Lincoln dealers as well as through a small selection of individual dealers.

Now, sure, just like any other manufacturer, Ford lacks the competency to manufacture all parts that’s why they do need to hire other manufacturers (who are specialized in manufacturing a specific part) for certain parts. Continue reading