When your alternator goes out, you may want to save money on a replacement part. So of course you may be looking into getting an aftermarket alternator. We’re here to tell you that it’s not a good option.
Read on to find out why you should choose an OEM Mitsubishi alternator instead.
1. You’ll Save Money With an OEM Alternator
An aftermarket alternator may cost less upfront, but over the long term you’ll see that an OEM alternator is actually the cheaper option.
Mitsubishi ensures that all of its OEM parts are built with high quality materials that will last a long time. The workmanship of these parts is also guaranteed to be solid. Aftermarket parts, on the other hand, aren’t usually built with quality in mind, which is a big reason why they’re so cheap. This means aftermarket parts don’t usually last as long as OEM parts.
All that being said, you shouldn’t be too concerned about paying too much for an OEM replacement alternator. You can order a genuine alternator online for about 30% cheaper than what Mitsubishi dealerships are charging. In fact, you might even find an OEM alternator that’s cheaper than an aftermarket alternator.
Take a look at our catalog to see how much you can save by buying a genuine OEM alternator from us. Here are a few examples:
- A dealership would charge over $350 for an alternator that’s designed for 1991-1996 3000GT models, but you can get it from us for under $265.
- A dealership would charge $360 for an alternator that’s designed for 2007-2013 Outlanders, but you can get it from us for $270.
- A dealership would charge over $510 for an alternator that’s designed for 2008-2015 Lancers, but you can get it from us for under $385.
2. OEM Alternators are Safer to Use in Your Car
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The electrical system in your car is pretty finicky and expensive to fix. That’s why it’s so important to install an alternator that meets your Mitsubishi’s electrical needs.
OEM alternators are built with high-quality parts, including the stator, diode, rotor, and voltage regulator. The unit will produce the right amount of electrical energy for your car. With an OEM replacement alternator in your car, you’ll have the peace of mind that it won’t cause problems for your car’s electrical system.
You can’t say the same about aftermarket alternators. They don’t always produce the right amount of electrical energy. And, if its voltage regulator or diode fails, your car’s electrical system could be damaged.
The bottom line is: an OEM alternator is the safer choice.
3. OEM Replacement Alternators are Much Easier to Find
When you buy an aftermarket alternator, you have to do tons of research first. You’ll have to read reviews on the brand, find the correct fitment for your car, and more. Even after all that, there’s still a chance the aftermarket alternator won’t work well in your car.
It’s so much quicker and easier to find an OEM replacement alternator. All you have to do is to look up your Mitsubishi in our catalog of OEM alternators to find the right part number.
It’s highly recommended to replace your alternator with an OEM unit. Compared to aftermarket alternators, OEM alternators are:
- More affordable
- Safer to use in your car
- Much easier to find
Please contact us if you have any questions about finding the right OEM alternator for your Mitsubishi.