What is the difference between factory new, aftermarket new, remanufactured, and used parts?

All four categories have a purpose in making repairs and should be selected according to availability, vehicle specifics and your personal needs. We make a careful evaluation of the life expectancy of the vehicle, cost and availability before making a part recommendation.

  • A factory new part is one manufactured by the company that produced the vehicle.
  • An aftermarket new part is manufactured by a source other than the original factory.
  • A remanufactured part was previously used and is reconditioned to meet or exceed original specifications.
  • A used part has been obtained from a salvage yard such as SGI salvage.