The Benefits of Using Authentic Mercedes-Benz Parts

June 10th, 2022 by

If you drive your Mercedes-Benz enough, you’re eventually going to have to replace parts. Whether the parts in question are as simple as belts, hoses, and oil or air filters or more serious engine or brake parts, automotive parts can and do break down, even in a vehicle built for power and performance. While you may be tempted to save some money by going with aftermarket parts that can be purchased through online auction sites and generic stores or websites, there’s a much better solution. Here are some reasons to buy authentic parts.

The Right Fit the First Time

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Purchasing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) — or authentic — parts from a source like Mercedes-Benz of Tyler is often a much better option for you than aftermarket parts. From overall fit and quality to performance and peace of mind, there are many reasons why OEM parts are the best choice. One big advantage of buying authentic Mercedes-Benz parts is that you save both time and money by receiving the correct part the first time, one that fits and alleviates the need for relying on a vague return policy that you may see offered up by aftermarket part sellers.

Authentic Mercedes-Benz parts are specifically made and tested for your year, make, and model of vehicle, so you know they’ll fit right out of the box every time. Compare this to aftermarket or generic parts, which more often than not are manufactured to fit a wide variety of vehicles.

Highest-Quality Parts

Authentic Mercedes-Benz parts undergo rigorous quality control checks and stringent testing to assure that they meet exact Mercedes-Benz specifications. This means that when you purchase an authentic part, you’ll be receiving a quality part that will integrate seamlessly with your particular Mercedes-Benz model. Mercedes-Benz uses the highest-grade metal, plastics, rubber, and other materials for maximum performance and longevity. In addition, all high-grade steel and aluminum parts are zinc-plated to help protect against rust and corrosion.

Best Performance

One big reason for purchasing a Mercedes-Benz in the first place is to experience the power and performance every time you get behind the wheel. Authentic Mercedes-Benz parts come with quality assurances, so you can be confident that the parts will work the way they are supposed to each time you drive. This will help you to maintain the peak performance you have come to expect from Mercedes-Benz.

One of the ways that Mercedes-Benz achieves this high standard is by exposing its parts to both the stresses and speeds that are commonly found in the company’s own backyard: on the German autobahn. While you may not have the opportunity to drive on the autobahn on a daily basis, you can rest assured that your car is able to handle any road you decide to take it on.

Avoiding Costly Repairs

While it’s true that aftermarket parts will often save you some money in the short term, in the long run, they might prove to be much more expensive than authentic Mercedes-Benz parts. On the one hand, if a generic part doesn’t fit, you might find yourself spending time and money returning the part for another in hopes of a better fit. In far too many cases, this is the best-case scenario.

While aftermarket parts may initially fit in your vehicle, OEM parts come with the benefit of lasting longer and not failing, a situation that can help you avoid problems with other parts and systems within the vehicle down the road. With OEM parts, you’re assured of a safe drive for you and your loved ones.

Two-Year Parts Limited Warranty

Aftermarket automotive parts will rarely include any type of warranty to protect you from defects and cover your investment down the road. Warranties that you do find when buying aftermarket parts tend to be minimal and inadequate.

This is another instance in which authentic Mercedes-Benz parts are clearly superior to generic parts, as all genuine Mercedes-Benz parts include a Two-Year Parts Limited Warranty. The exact nature of this warranty will vary depending on the specific part. Contact our Mercedes-Benz of Tyler’s sales team for more information.

Preserve Your New Vehicle Warranty

If your Mercedes-Benz vehicle is still under warranty, you have another good reason for avoiding aftermarket parts. Adding a non-OEM part to a Mercedes-Benz vehicle still under warranty may void it, as the warranty will often not cover repairs to such parts. To protect your new vehicle warranty, you may want to consider only using genuine OEM parts.

Resale Value

In addition to voiding your warranty, aftermarket parts may also affect your vehicle’s resale value, resulting in a lower valuation for your Mercedes-Benz than a similar vehicle that incorporates only authentic parts. Whether you plan to trade or resell your vehicle in the future, going with genuine Mercedes-Benz parts now can maintain your vehicle’s value for years to come.


Authentic Mercedes-Benz parts can also be a much more convenient option than going with aftermarket alternatives. Mercedes-Benz of Tyler’s certified technicians are knowledgeable in all areas of Mercedes-Benz maintenance and repair. If you wish to order your own authentic Mercedes-Benz parts, you can easily do so using a simple form on our website. Just be sure to have information on the year, make, and model of your vehicle — along with the parts you need — on hand before filling out the form.

Overall Peace of Mind

What authentic Mercedes-Benz parts provide you with overall is peace of mind. Authentic Mercedes-Benz parts are not only safer than generic parts, but they are more durable and reliable, so your vehicle will continue to run smoothly and at top performance for far longer. And should a part unexpectedly fail to live up to your expectations, you have the comfort of the Two-Year Limited Warranty to fall back on.

We just laid out several good reasons why you should be ordering your parts from us at Mercedes-Benz of Tyler. If you still have questions or would like us to walk you through the ordering process, contact us through our website or visit us in person. We’d love to see you.


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