Why Our Customers Love OE
Why Our Customers Love OE
When it comes to repairs or scheduled maintenance for your vehicle, there are a number of methodologies people follow when selecting parts. Some treat parts shopping with a “money no object” attitude, others with a bare minimum approach to price and quality, and many other European car owners strive to find a balance between the two, looking for the best quality parts at the best price.
Here at FCP Euro, we’re enthusiasts ourselves and firmly support offering parts at the best price and at the highest quality. We’ve spent years developing relationships with parts suppliers, collecting data on returns through our lifetime replacement guarantee, wrenching on cars (both personally and professionally), and learning from our mistakes and the collective knowledge of the enthusiast community around which we’re built.
With all the knowledge we have access to and have gained over the years, we’d like to share some insights, specifically when it comes to quality and why many of our customers love and recommend OE parts over Genuine. We’re looking to better educate our customers, highlight real-life examples of how our product catalog is among the best out there, and save you some hard-earned money in the process.
At FCP Euro, we’ve made a commitment going into 2017 that this is the “Year of the Enthusiast”. This is reflected in our community outreach events, our foray into professional racing, and educational content around quality levels and manufacturers through DIY videos, blog posts, and valuable partnerships.
When talking about educational content, specifically when it comes to quality levels of OE vs. Genuine, we have thousands of parts on hand to reference, and realize customers don’t always have the same level of insight we do. Surrounding these pages are interactive images illustrating Genuine parts and their identical OE equivalents. These OE parts have been re-boxed or re-labeled, with the emblems ground off or tags removed by their original manufacturer so they can be sold outside of the dealer network at a fraction of the cost.
We realize this insight might be valuable, and one of our more recent enthusiast-focused improvements is our launching of “OE” and “OEM” labels on our site. Our goal with this is to make identifying OE and OEM parts easier and to better help you find that “best bang for the buck.”
"If we wouldn’t put it on our cars, we won’t sell it to you.”
We have over thirty years handling, sourcing, and working with OE, OEM, and Genuine parts. We know the market inside and out and each brand’s respective quality level, but don’t just take our word for it. We’ve sat down with some of the top manufactures and suppliers of OE parts for BMW, Audi, Volvo, and Mercedes and they’ve had a great deal of positive feedback on the subject.
"Our approach to business over the last 75 years is rooted in quality, consistency, and dedication. We're able to offer a wide breadth of OE parts due to the business relationships we've developed and are proud to stand behind our customers and their vehicles."
"The quality and reliability of our products is a direct reflection of our success as a manufacturer and OE supplier."
"[I can] advocate from firsthand experience that our original equipment SKUs are among the most successful. I don't know why anyone buys a genuine part when they have access to the original equipment replacement."View product
Regardless of the vehicle you drive, you're bound to find OE parts for it at FCP Euro. We're improving our catalog daily and constantly pushing to offer the best brands, the best quality parts, and the best price, all backed by our industry leading customer service, lifetime replacement guarantee, and a personal commitment from everyone at FCP Euro to helping you keep your vehicle on the road and more money in your pocket.
"One of our goals is to make identifying OE and OEM parts easier and to better help you find that best bang for the buck.”
So what’s the best quality part for your European vehicle? That’s ultimately your decision, we just want to make sure it’s an educated one. Personally and professionally, we recommend going with OE over Genuine if we can source it and offer it on the site. We stand firmly behind the fact that, “If we wouldn’t put it on our cars, we won’t sell it to you.”