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Original Equipment: What Does It Mean | Manufacturer Car Parts

Original Equipment: What Does It Mean | Manufacturer Car Parts

There are a lot of words and terms used in the automotive industry. One common term and its close partner is ‘OE’ and ‘OEM’. The first stands for ‘Original Equipment’ and the second ‘Original Equipment Manufacturer’, but what’s the difference? Frank’s Servicenter is here to educate you, so you know how to deal with car parts and replacements. The control arm bushings of this Dodge Avenger are starting to crack, they may be OE. What Does Original Equipment (OE) Mean? Need car part replacements? Visit Frank’s Servicenter or make an appointment online. Let’s think about OE first. Original Equipment is a term used to describe the very first car parts assembled on a vehicle at the factory. So if you have a mid- to high-mileage car and your mechanic tells you your car part is ‘Original Equipment’ it means it hasn’t been replaced since the car was first prod ... read more

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