What are the Advantages of Genuine OEM Ford Parts?

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Why do dealerships like Columbine Ford urge their customers to use Ford OEM parts over aftermarket parts? When you bring your Ford vehicle to our service center, our certified technicians will use only genuine OEM Ford parts, but we also recommend that drivers from Glenwood Springs and beyond use OEM parts for their own part orders. Discover the difference between OEM Ford parts and aftermarket parts with this guide from our parts department.


Ford OEM Parts vs. Aftermarket Parts: What’s the Difference?

Who Makes Them?

  • OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, which means that every single Ford OEM part that you buy is guaranteed to be made by the same folks who built your car.
  • Aftermarket Parts, on the other hand, are manufactured by third party, large companies. Because of this, these companies don’t work on one particular brand, so you can see a difference in quality and lifespan.

For What Models?

  • With an OEM part from Ford, you can rest easy knowing each part is specifically design and crafted for your particular model. That way, each part is a genuine fit, each and every time.
  • Aftermarket parts are built to service a wide range of vehicles, meaning your Aftermarket part won’t be as perfect, or long lasting, of a fit on your Ford model. Though they are built to service a larger market, they lose their specificity.

Why Choose Ford OEM Parts?

Now that you understand the main distinctions between OEM Ford parts and aftermarket parts, you’re likely getting a sense of why authentic Ford parts are the superior option. Grand Junction drivers should also consider the following:

  • Quality: Since Ford OEM parts are made by Ford, you have the assurance that the quality matches that of your vehicle. The same can’t be said for aftermarket parts, as they’re often made with inferior materials.
  • Performance: Since they’re made specifically for your Ford model, Ford OEM parts boast a perfect fit, which results in excellent performance. Given that aftermarket parts are meant to fit into a wide range of vehicles, they likely won’t function as well as Ford parts.
  • Selection: Vast selections often make choosing the right part very confusing, which is the case with aftermarket parts. A visit to the Columbine Ford parts department, however, means you’ll get exactly what you need without any guesswork. 
  • Warranty Coverage: All genuine Ford parts come backed by a 2-year/unlimited-mileage warranty, and they also ensure that you remain within the limits of your vehicle’s warranty coverage. Aftermarket parts, though, may void that warranty coverage.
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Auto Parts Specials in Rifle

Buy four select tires, get a $70 rebate by mail or earn 30,000 FordPass® Rewards bonus Points (up to $150 value). *
On these name brands: Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin®, Pirelli®, Continental, Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama®, Hankook, Toyo® and Nitto®.
FordPass Rewards members also earn 10 Points per $1 spent on Ford Service.

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. Limit one offer per vehicle. Medium/commercial Toyo® tires are excluded. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to receive FordPass Rewards bonus Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. Points will be awarded within five weeks of rebate submission. Offer valid 4/1/22 to 6/30/22. Submit rebate by 7/31/22 by mail-in rebate form or online at FordOwner.com. Cannot be combined with any other tire manufacturer-sponsored rebate/offer. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and offer details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Get a $100 rebate by mail or earn 20,000 FordPass™ Rewards bonus Points with the purchase and installation of four tire pressure monitoring sensors. *

*Dealer-installed retail purchases only. $100 rebate by mail or 20,000 FordPass Rewards bonus Points on the purchase of four Motorcraft® or Omnicraft™ tire pressure monitoring sensors. Not valid on prior purchases. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to receive FordPass Rewards bonus Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. Points will be awarded within five weeks of rebate submission. Offer valid 4/1/22 to 6/30/22. Submit rebate by 7/31/22 by mail-in rebate form or online at FordOwner.com. Rebate by prepaid debit card. Limit one offer per customer. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and offer details. Expires 6/30/22. Motorcraft® and Omnicraft™ are trademarks of Ford Motor Company.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Get a complimentary battery test and then earn 1,000 FordPass® Rewards bonus Points if you purchase a Motorcraft® Tested Tough® PLUS Battery, or 2,000 FordPass Rewards bonus Points if you purchase a Motorcraft Tested Tough MAX Battery. *

*Visually inspect and test battery using tester. Hybrid battery test excluded. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. Points will be awarded within eight weeks of earning. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. Offer valid 4/1/22 to 6/30/22. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and offer details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Low Price Tire Guarantee*
Why buy tires anywhere else, when your Ford Dealer offers all of this:

• 16 major brands
• 30-day price guarantee
• All makes and models

*Valid on dealer-installed retail purchases only. Requires presentation of competitor's current price ad/offer on exact tire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. For online quotes, guarantee applies only to new tires sold on retailer websites. Excludes tires sold by third parties on marketplace sites and any resellers. See Service Advisor for details. Expires 12/31/22.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Motorcraft® Tested Tough® PLUS Batteries, $109.95 MSRP, or redeem 22,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points. *
With 24-month battery replacement warranty.
Join FordPass Rewards today by downloading the FordPass App. ** Members earn 10 Points per $1 spent on service visits.

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes COMPLIMENTARY towing on dealer-installed battery. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. **FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Motorcraft® Tested Tough® MAX Batteries, starting at $139.95 MSRP, or redeem 28,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points. *
With 36-month battery replacement warranty.
Join FordPass Rewards today by downloading the FordPass App. ** Members earn 10 Points per $1 spent on service visits.

*With exchange. Taxes and installation extra. Warranty includes COMPLIMENTARY towing on dealer-installed battery. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. **FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for vehicle applications and limited-warranty details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Motorcraft® brake pads installed, $99.95 or less, or redeem 20,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points. *
Join FordPass Rewards today by downloading the FordPass App. ** Members earn 10 Points per $1 spent on service visits.

*Per-axle price on pads or shoes on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. **FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Motorcraft® Complete Brake Service, $179.95 or less, or redeem 36,000 FordPass™ Rewards Points. *
• Brake pads or shoes
• Machining rotors or drums
• Labor included

Join FordPass Rewards today by downloading the FordPass App. ** Members earn 10 Points per $1 spent on service visits.

*Per-axle price on most vehicles. Exclusions apply. Taxes extra. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. **FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Lifetime Brake Pad Guarantee*

*Available for Motorcraft® brake pads purchased after 7/1/14 and Omnicraft™ brake pads purchased after 7/1/17. Nontransferable. Replacement requires copy of original repair order and completion of any other necessary brake service, such as brake rotor service. Motorcraft or Omnicraft brake pads must be installed by U.S. Ford or Lincoln Dealership or Quick Lane® technician to be covered. Pads only; labor costs not included. Commercial delivery vehicles, taxi, limousine, postal, police, tow trucks, racing and emergency vehicles are excluded. Restrictions and exclusions apply. See Service Advisor for details. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. Omnicraft™ is a trademark of Ford Motor Company.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Complimentary brake inspection*
Performed by an expert technician.

*Inspect brake friction material, caliper operation, rotors, drums, hoses and connections. Inspect parking brake for damage and proper operation. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon. Expires 12/31/22.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Motorcraft® Premium Flat Front Wiper Blades, $27.96 MSRP, or redeem 5,600 FordPass™ Rewards Points. *
Join FordPass Rewards today by downloading the FordPass App. ** Members earn 10 Points per $1 spent on service visits.

*Per pair. Taxes extra. Must be enrolled in FordPass Rewards to earn or redeem FordPass Rewards Points. Points are not redeemable for cash or check. See the FordPass Rewards Program terms and conditions at FordPassRewards.com for information regarding expiration, redemption, forfeiture and other limitations on FordPass Rewards Points. **FordPass App, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. See participating U.S. dealership for installation, vehicle applications and details. Expires 6/30/22.

EXPIRES: 06/30/2022
Have your battery tested at no charge. *
Be sure you have the starting power you need.

*Visually inspect and test battery using tester. Hybrid battery test excluded. See Service Advisor for details. Offer valid with coupon. Expires 12/31/22.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Get Everyday Special Financing on Vehicle Service With the FordPass™ Rewards Visa® Card. *
Enjoy 0% Intro APR* for six billing cycles from the date of purchase on Ford Dealership purchases over $499. After your six billing cycles expire, you have a variable APR of 16.24%-27.24% based on the prime rate, depending on how you meet our credit criteria.

*This is a marketing message. Please see the Summary of Credit Terms for important information on rates, fees, costs, conditions and limitations. Minimum monthly payments required. You must pay your entire statement balance (including all promotional purchase and balance transfer balances) by the due date each month to avoid being charged interest on new purchases from the date those purchases are made, unless your new purchases are subject to a 0% interest rate. Special Financing Offer Details: Purchases in which single or multiple items are purchased in the same transaction totaling at least $499.00 at Ford Dealerships will be referred to as “Eligible Purchases” in your Summary of Credit Terms. All transactions are subject to approval. Accounts are eligible only if they are open, in good standing and not already subject to special terms. All other terms of your account remain in effect. Minimum monthly payments required are subject to a 0% interest rate.
For additional information about Annual Percentage Rates (APRs), fees and other costs, see the Summary of Credit Terms. Cards are issued by First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association and used under license.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Motorcraft® Warranty: Two years. Unlimited mileage. Includes labor. *
Motorcraft parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included. *

*See your U.S. dealer for a copy of the limited warranty. Motorcraft® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
Ford Parts Warranty: Two years. Unlimited mileage. Includes labor. *
Ford parts are covered for a full two years with unlimited mileage. Even limited labor costs are included. *

*See your U.S. dealership for a copy of limited warranty.

EXPIRES: 12/31/2022
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