Both Ford and General Motors dealers are well positioned to go after drivers of 6- to 10-year-old, out-of-warranty vehicles by offering a line of value-priced parts designed to close the pricing gap with independent garages.
These parts may not be exact duplicates from the same manufacturer as the originals, but they have been tested and certified by each company’s engineers to fit perfectly and perform safely and reliably.
Ford’s Omnicraft brand of parts fit other makes of vehicles, giving dealers the flexibility to market service to drivers of Toyotas, Hondas and most other popular brands. Motorcraft parts are a budget line for older, higher-mileage Ford vehicles that slot under the more expensive Genuine Ford Parts, the same components from the same suppliers Ford uses on its production lines.
General Motors dealers also offer three brands of parts: GM Genuine Parts, the same components the vehicle was built with; ACDelco Gold are replacement parts manufactured to meet GM specifications; ACDelco Silver advantage are budget parts backed by GM and that also include components for other brands of vehicles.
Fiat Chrysler offers Mopar brand budget parts for older vehicles, while Nissan, Mitsubishi and Mercedes-Benz are some of the other automakers offering lines of value-priced parts for older cars.