Have a Nissan Parts Related Question? Here you will find answers to our most asked questions. If you still have a question call 866-708-0464. One of our knowledgeable parts specialists at Ken Garff Nissan Riverdale will be happy to help make your parts research and purchase as easy as possible.
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What's an OEM part?
OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer. That means that an OEM part is produced to the exact specification of the original, existing parts. There is no question with an OEM part about how well it will fit or whether it will be what you need. While OEM parts are often more expensive, the price is made up in fit, durability and quality. Should I buy aftermarket parts?
Aftermarket parts can be a good fit for people on a budget. They are sold at any number of parts houses throughout the country as well as online.
Many times, the only difference between an aftermarket part and an OEM part is the price tag. However, there are occasions where an aftermarket part may not have the best quality, finish or fit. Buy at your own risk.
Aftermarket parts are built by manufacturers not associated with the original automobile supplier. Whether you buy aftermarket parts or not is up to you, but if you do choose aftermarket materials, be sure to do some research on the company producing the part as well as any defect that may be inherent to the part. Should I consider used Nissan parts?
Used parts are a very low-cost way to obtain OEM equipment without the OEM price tag. The major problem is that used parts are often worn or in disrepair before they make it to you. You can purchase used parts at salvage yards or through individuals and on classified listings. If you are looking for a quick, cheap, temporary fix, it may be an option, but if you are wanting to prolong the life of your Nissan you should stick with new parts. What about Nissan accessories? Similar to parts, Ken Garff Nissan Riverdale carries OEM add-on accessories as well as a few trusted brands of after-market accessories. Our entire Nissan Parts and Accessories Catalog can be found online. How do I order my Nissan Parts?
You can stop by Ken Garff Nissan Riverdale and pick up your Nissan parts. One suggestion would be to call 866-708-0464 to verify availablilty. Rest assured if we don't have it, we can get it FAST!
What do I need to know before I come in?
Auto parts are not one-size-fits-all. Even if you have a general idea of what you want--for example, replacement windshield wipers--you might not know the specific part number for your car, truck, or SUV. Our factory-trained service technicians will help you find the specific part you're looking for. Most of the time, all they will need to know is your car's year, make, and model, and what kind of engine it has. So, for example, a 2015 Nissan Maxima.
The best piece of information you can have is your car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The VIN identifies your car individually, and includes information about its trimline, options, manufacturing date, and where it was built. You can find the VIN on a sticker on the driver's side front door or doorjamb, as well as a plate on the bottom of the windshield on the driver's side (the plate is actually located on the dashboard, but it's visible through the windshield).