OEM Rims or Aftermarket Wheels?

February 26th, 2010

If I asked you the difference between OEM parts & aftermarket parts, would you be able to tell me the difference? Some of you probably would, but here’s a simple clarification just in case:

OEM — OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer.

(This means that all of the parts on that lovely little vehicle of yours are made from the company that you bought it from. Like If you have a Nissan Xterra, you have Nissan Rims)

Aftermarket — Not made by the original producer, but are built to replace the part that you  are missing on your car. Let’s say for example you’re missing a hubcap on  your steel  Toyota Camry Wheels , the OEM part will have the Toyota Logo, but the after-market will not, even if they look exactly the same.

So I guess you can say there’s a pretty big difference, right? It really just comes down to personal preference. Both of them look good on the car, but it’s up to you what you want your car to look like; considering you are the one driving it.

Now you know,


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