Dealers have competitively priced their parts to compete with the aftermarket on a wide array of inventory. Unfortunately, shops still assume the dealer is more expensive and go directly to the aftermarket when they need to source parts. This is exactly what the aftermarket has trained them to think!
Let’s level set about Manufacturer vs. Aftermarket:
Cars are becoming incredibly complicated – and the reliability of aftermarket parts will continue to be questioned. Dealers on RepairLink understand this and have happily done business with shops that are not willing to risk it when it comes to quality. Once these shops start looking for parts on RepairLink, they notice that dealers also have competitive pricing – and not only for the parts they were looking for, but on additional parts they use all the time.