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At Handy Toyota - a greater Burlington area Toyota parts and service center
Why should you buy genuine Toyota car parts instead of third-party or generic car parts? The short answer: only Toyota car parts are custom made to fit specific Toyota models. Each car part and corresponding part number fits a specific Toyota model code - meaning a Corolla LE and Corolla Sport can have very different parts. Why trust a generic, all encompassing car part that isn't made to fit your specific Toyota? Is the couple pennies saved worth a potential disaster down the road? That's like driving around without insurance!
Here's another few reasons why it's important to buy OEM, genuine Toyota parts. For more details, check out our full parts frequently asked questions page.
Do I need to buy a Toyota car part for my Toyota repair?
Of course not. You are more than welcome to, as mentioned above, save a few bucks and go for the cheaper, non-Toyota branded part. So why don't we recommend it? Aftermarket parts, while seemingly the same, generally suffer from either a lower quality composition, a "one size fits all" mentality, or at the worst of times both.
Toyota's car parts and Toyota Racing Development car parts are engineered out of the best materials possible and they fit like nothing else - for lack of a more eloquent term, they fit like a glove!
What about used parts? Are they okay?
One of the benefits of buying new Toyota car parts in VT from Handy Toyota is that many components come with a factory warranty of some kind. Used car parts obviously will not. As for car parts that have no form of warranty, what sets a new car part apart from a used version is the simple wear and tear factor: how long can you trust a used pair of windshield wipers? If you payed 60% of the price of a new set and they last 25% as long at only 40% performance from day one, what's the value there?
Is it bad to buy add-on accessories that aren't Toyota-branded?
This question we hear a lot, and it's a tough one to answer. Generally speaking, if there is no authorization from Toyota, the part could damage your vehicle, cause injury, and even void your warranty. In these cases we of course say no! However some aftermarket parts are approved by Toyota Motors. In these cases, you are more than welcome to put them on your new or used car, and it's also likely we can get them for you at a competitive price. As for genuine Toyota add-on accessories, that's a no-brainer, and the best way to go.
For more details on genuine Toyota parts and accessories, check our genuine Toyota parts page or email parts master Ray Quilliam.