When Mercedes Benz builds a vehicle, it only uses precision, high quality Mercedes Benz Parts. Because of their strict, extremely high standards only certain companies are used when purchasing original Mercedes Benz parts. After the car is sold, purchasers are encouraged to return their vehicle to a dealership if repairs are ever needed. Many people, however, often choose to use their own personal mechanic or, in some instances, will try to do the work themselves.
The Mercedes Benz Mentality
If a repair needs to be made the Mercedes Benz mentality must be taken into consideration. MB cars are designed to meet exacting standards. It is important for any replacement part that is used for repairs meets or exceeds those same specifications. If not, other components in the vehicle may be compromised over time. The strict adherence to quality standards is mandatory when automobiles are brought into dealerships for repairs. While OEM replacement parts are more expensive, they are the best choice for repairs, especially when a vehicle comes in under a warranty repair.
Quality vs Cost
While there are some instances where an after market part ends up being better than the original, that is rare, especially with MB parts. Choosing cost over quality is not always a good idea. With Mercedes Benz vehicles, after market parts may be cheaper but they will rarely last as long or be as durable as parts made by the original manufacturer. All Mercedes Benz vehicles are built on the standard of high quality and workmanship. Replacement parts that are purchased for repairs must meet or exceed those standards if you expect your vehicle to function at its best. Quality and superiority are not cheap. Making sure you purchase the best parts possible will come down to either quality or cost. The choice is yours.