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Shop for Auto Parts in Spirit Lake, Iowa

Looking for car parts or accessories in Spirit Lake or Okoboji? Visit our Parts department for genuine auto parts. Whether you need genuine GM or Toyota or are looking for towing accessories, you can find what you’re looking for at a Okoboji Motor Company.

 

OEM vs. Aftermarket Parts

What Are OEM Parts?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. What that means in the auto industry is that an OEM part is the same part, manufactured by the same company, that was originally installed in your vehicle when it first came off the assembly line. They use the same materials and identical specifications to create the part.

OEM parts, therefore, give you a precise replacement part for your vehicle. It fits properly, works the same, and even has the factory’s warranty. With OEM parts you can count on their performance and quality.

What Are Aftermarket Parts?

Aftermarket parts are described as any replacement part manufactured by a company other than the original manufacturer. These can include high-performance parts, specialty accessories, body parts, mechanical parts, and interior and exterior furnishings and fittings.

What’s the Difference Between OEM and Aftermarket Parts?

On the surface, you may not see a difference with the exception of the brand label on OEM and a generic label on aftermarket products. An aftermarket part will often look identical to its OEM counterpart and therein lies the problem. Most of us will see this and think they are the same in all ways.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Aftermarket parts manufacturers aren’t held to the same production standards as automotive manufacturers. In other words, an aftermarket part only has to fit or work, but not necessarily to the same standards as the OEM part. Because of this fundamental difference, the aftermarket part is usually made of cheaper materials. This results in a shorter lifespan of the part, and its failure in some cases could lead to a breakdown or even an accident.

Another result often found in aftermarket parts is they fit poorly. One reason is that the part may be manufactured to replace multiple brands, not the single brand of an OEM. In simple terms, a part for one vehicle might be an inch longer or wider than another, yet they have the same functionality and therefore “work” but don’t “fit” properly. It could mean it’s a little harder to fit into tight spaces, or it might not even fit at all.

The use of lesser quality materials combined with lower production standards will save you money, but if it doesn’t fit, doesn’t work properly, or doesn’t last as long, how much are you really saving? Most auto mechanics will agree that OEM parts are the preferred option.

OMC Uses Only OEM Parts

OEM parts are guaranteed to fit, guaranteed to work, and they come with a warranty. At Okoboji Motor Company, we use only factory-certified OEM parts on all our repairs and service.

If you need to schedule service on your vehicle you can visit Okoboji Motor Company’s Service Department. One of our friendly technicians will examine your vehicle and give you an estimate, and you can be confident we will only use OEM parts on your car, truck, or SUV.

If you’re a do-it-yourself kind of guy or gal, when you walk into the Parts Department at Okoboji Motor Company, you will only find OEM parts for our brands. Our parts department experts will look up the right part for your vehicle and if it isn’t in our extensive inventory, we will order it for you.

The Okoboji Motor Company Accessories Department

Often our customers see something they like on another vehicle while driving around and think, “Wow, I really want that!” or “Wow, I wish I had done that to my car!” Just because you didn’t get it factory-installed doesn’t mean we can’t install it. That’s what our Parts Department is all about, outfitting your car, truck, or SUV with the latest and coolest accessories and equipment.

Black Chevy Colorado at lake with truck cover accessory open

 

You can add running boards to your Chevrolet SUV or your Toyota Tundra truck.

If you’re looking for privacy on your truck we have a large selection of Tonneau covers that snap on, zip on, or roll-up. A sliding bed tray is perfect when paired with the bed cover, allowing you to easily slide your cargo out without having to open up the cover. If your Chevy Silverado is just another tool, we have toolboxes from Decked and UWS, bed liners, ladder racks, side rails, and more to make you more organized and efficient.

If you recently purchased a trailer but didn’t get the factory trailer camera system installed, don’t worry. We’ve got those too, along with tow hitch balls of all sizes with two-, four-, and six-inch drop sizes. You can add an extra touch of style to your ride with our huge selection of exterior moldings, trims, emblems, and mirror covers, to name just a few items.

Off-road driving presents its own challenges, and we have a variety of parts that will make your next adventure a wild one. Nudge bars, Baja lighting systems, and underbody shields can be installed by our professionals. Roof-mounted cargo systems or bed management systems and cargo nets are simple and affordable. We can even install a bed Sportz Link Tent for the true adventurer. This system features two connected tents, one covering your truck’s bed with an additional tent attached to the rear.

We have a huge selection of wheels to choose from, in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. Whether you want a blacked-out look for your Blazer, a high-gloss chrome finish for your Suburban, or an off-road performance wheel for your Tundra, we’ve got you covered.

Like our OEM parts, all of our accessories are OEM certified, so you know they’ll fit, they’ll work, and they come with a warranty. Come in and talk with one of our accessories specialists today, contact us online, or browse our extensive catalog. When you’re ready to get it done right the first time you know where to find us.

Okoboji Chevrolet Buick

2720 17th Street Spirit Lake IA 51360 Contact Us: 712-336-1737

Sales Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Service Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Parts Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Body Shop Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Okoboji Toyota

2720 17th Street Spirit Lake IA 51360 Contact Us: 712-336-1737

Sales Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Service Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Parts Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

Body Shop Hours

Monday – Friday: 7:30AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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Okoboji Motor Company 43.423138, -95.131229.