Original equipment manufacturer parts and after-market vendor parts vary very little. The biggest concern would be how a part affects a car’s warranty. Maybe the Mitsubishi car part that needs replaced is out of warranty, but the rest of the car is still covered. A question to ask is whether replacing the part with a vendor part will void the remainder of the warranty. If so, it may be cheaper in the long run to use an original equipment manufacturer part.
Dealers Skimp on Parts Details
While many folks can be considered excellent backyard mechanics, the access space in many vehicles has become tighter in recent years. This makes replacing parts on cars a tedious job at best. Comparing the cost of having a professional mechanic or a dealer install a new Mitsubishi car part to the cost of the part, the time it will take you to install it and the effort required if you have little or no experience, may determine the best deal is to let someone else install the Mitsubishi car part.
Additionally, as with many vehicles what may seem to be a problem with one part, may actually be from another part. A dealer and most professionals will have the means to determine which Mitsubishi car part actually needs replaced to minimize costs and time associated with repairs.