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Why should I buy OEM parts for my generator?

Why should I buy OEM parts for my generator?

What are OEM parts?

OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. Every component of a generator as it leaves the factory is an original part. If anything needs replacement, such as a rotor or a capacitor, it ceases to be an original part.

However, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) parts maintain the same quality as the originals, crafted by the same manufacturer, using identical materials, and adhering to the same specifications.

What’s the difference between OEM and aftermarket parts?

The difference between aftermarket and OEM parts lies primarily in their origin and quality assurance:


  • OEM Parts: OEM parts are produced by the same company that manufactured the original parts for the equipment. These parts are designed to be exact replacements for the components originally installed in the product.
  • Aftermarket Parts: Aftermarket parts are produced by companies other than the original manufacturer. These companies may specialise in producing replacement parts for various makes and models, offering alternatives to OEM parts.

Quality Assurance:

  • OEM Parts: OEM parts typically undergo rigorous testing and quality control processes to ensure they meet the manufacturer's standards. They are often perceived as being of higher quality and reliability because they are designed specifically for the product.
  • Aftermarket Parts: The quality of aftermarket parts can vary widely depending on the manufacturer. While some aftermarket parts may meet or even exceed OEM standards, others may be of lower quality and may not fit or perform as well as OEM parts.


  • OEM Parts: OEM parts tend to be more expensive than aftermarket parts due to their brand reputation, quality, and the research and development that goes into their production.
  • Aftermarket Parts: Aftermarket parts are often more affordable than OEM parts, making them an attractive option for consumers looking to save money on repairs and maintenance.


  • OEM Parts: OEM parts are typically available through authorised dealerships and may be subject to availability constraints based on the manufacturer's production schedules and distribution networks.
  • Aftermarket Parts: Aftermarket parts are widely available through various channels, including auto parts stores, online retailers, and independent repair shops, providing consumers with greater flexibility and choice.

What are the advantages of buying OEM parts?

Buying OEM parts for your generator can offer several advantages:

  • Compatibility: OEM parts are designed specifically for your generator model, ensuring perfect compatibility and fit. Using OEM parts reduces the risk of compatibility issues or improper functioning compared to aftermarket parts, which may not be designed to the exact specifications of your generator.
  • Quality Assurance: OEM parts are manufactured by the same company that produced your generator, so they meet the same quality standards and undergo the same rigorous testing processes. This ensures that OEM parts maintain the same level of performance, reliability, and durability as the original components.
  • Warranty Protection: Many generator manufacturers offer warranties that may become void if non-OEM parts are used. By using OEM parts, you maintain the warranty coverage and protection provided by the manufacturer, giving you peace of mind in case of any issues or defects.
  • Long-Term Reliability: OEM parts are engineered to meet the specific requirements and performance standards of your generator. By using genuine parts, you help ensure the long-term reliability and efficiency of your generator, minimizing the risk of breakdowns, malfunctions, or premature wear and tear.
  • Technical Support: When you purchase OEM parts, you also gain access to the manufacturer's technical support and expertise. This can be invaluable if you encounter any difficulties during installation or operation, as you can rely on the manufacturer's knowledge and assistance to resolve any issues effectively.

While OEM parts may sometimes be more expensive than aftermarket alternatives, the benefits they offer in terms of quality, compatibility, warranty protection, and long-term reliability often outweigh the initial cost. Investing in OEM parts for your generator can ultimately save you time, money, and hassle in the long run by ensuring optimal performance and minimising the risk of problems down the line.

Contact GFE Power Products for all of your OEM and aftermarket requirements. If you are unsure what you need, we are here to help.

Phone: +44 (0)1386 335007