MINI OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts

October 25th, 2018 by

Green MINI Clubman with Red Stripes

Although new MINI models are built to withstand the tiring Los Angeles commute, they still require routine maintenance with rugged parts. But which parts are best engineered for your MINI? While aftermarket parts may be a tad cheaper, MINI OEM parts outclass aftermarket solutions in a variety of ways. Do your parts research here, and while you’re at it, make use of our rotating parts specials in Santa Monica.

Quality

Your MINI vehicle has been meticulously engineered and constructed by automotive experts. Thus, MINI engineers pay careful attention to how each part delicately interacts with its system, and how each part interacts with the vehicle as a whole. When you buy a MINI OEM part, you’re getting a part that has been designed and approved by MINI engineers, helping to ensure optimal durability, performance, and efficiency. Although aftermarket parts may fit your MINI just fine, they don’t have the quality stamp of approval from the manufacturer.

Selection

At the MINI parts department at MINI of Santa Monica, we have a huge selection of MINI OEM parts for many models and years, and if we don’t have the authentic MINI part you’re looking for in stock, we deliver the part to our parts department. That way, you won’t have to wait around. When you’re dealing with an aftermarket vendor, you’ll likely have a limited number of parts from which to choose.

Parts Warranty

Every MINI OEM part comes with manufacturer warranty coverage, which means that if anything goes wrong due to a fault with the part, we will replace it for you. With aftermarket parts, it’s not certain you’ll get warranty coverage. Here are some warranties you’ll find on MINI parts:

  • MINI Oil Filter: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.
  • MINI Brake Pads: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.
  • MINI Brake Discs: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.
  • MINI Xenon Headlights: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.
  • MINI Wiper Blades: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.
  • MINI Spark Plugs: 2-years/unlimited mileage limited warranty.

Culver City drivers: Keep in mind that warranty repairs do not constitute an extension of the original limited warranty period for the vehicle or a part thereof.

Get Authentic MINI Parts Near Mar Vista at MINI of Santa Monica

Get answers to all your MINI maintenance questions with MINI of Santa Monica, including how to jumpstart a car. And if you’re in need of MINI OEM parts near Beverly Hills, then order parts from our dealership. We’re located at 1402 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. Contact us today to get started.


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