Garwin Beukes - It’s a sad reality that the average Namibian car owner maintains their car with original parts only while their car has a service plan provided by the dealership or is still under factory warranty. Thereafter we run to the cheapest option - aftermarket parts.
What's the difference?
Well, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts is what your car was designed with, made to give you maximum output. The saying “there's a reason why it's cheaper” usually comes in play. 100% of the time after market or pirate parts are cheaper. When we get something to be cheaper we neglect certain elements. We use cheaper material, leaving out certain elements and use cheaper labour to create the parts.
All fine if you want a quick fix but with quick fixes come consequences. Using tape to fix a leaking roof could lead up to you having to replace the entire ceiling.
Here's a list of reasons you would go OEM or After market
In the end, the choice is yours. But before you buy, make sure you understand what problems might incur.