Volkswagen OEM Parts


What is the difference between OEM parts and aftermarket parts?

When you purchase parts from Volkswagen of Olympia you can rest assured that you will be getting the very best parts for your vehicle. We are talking about OEM parts of course. OEM stands for "Original Equipment Manufacturer". These OEM parts are made right in the factory and are specifically designed for your Volkswagens exact make and model. With the OEM parts you get at Volkswagen of Olympia you will never have to wonder if they will work or last. You have a 100% guarantee from us!

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The Problem with Aftermarket Parts

It is true that aftermarket parts are less expensive (initially) than OEM parts, however, their inexpensiveness does come with many drawbacks. Their drawbacks include:

  • They most likely will not last as long - Aftermarket parts are likely used parts that have no guarantee for longevity. OEM parts are brand new and sent straight from the factory.
  • Aftermarket parts will not always be made for your exact make and model - At non-dealerships like your Jiffy Lube or Pep Boys, they will often use parts that are close to, but not an exact fit for your vehicle. This can cause major issues in the near future.
  • Less Expensive, but more expensive in the long run - Aftermarket parts are indeed less expensive than OEM parts, however, they will not last nearly as long. Having to get multiple services in a year will cost much more than having one with genuine OEM parts.
  • No piece of mind - With aftermarket parts you will often be worried about your vehicle breaking down. You will never have this worry with OEM parts.

Premier Parts & Service from Volkswagen of Olympia

If you live in the surrounding cities of Tumwater, North Olympia, or Lacey, then stop on by today! We have all the amenities you are looking for in a service center, and we are happy to provide service prices that are fair and competitive.

We take pride in returning your Volkswagen to its peak condition, and making your life a little easier in the meantime. Please, take advantage of our convenient online service scheduler or of course give at a call to chat!


Volkswagen of Olympia

2107 Cooper Point Road SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: 360-350-6262
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Service Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Friday 7:00AM - 6:30PM
  • Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Sunday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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Complimentary Dealership Amenities

  • WiFi
  • TV
  • Shuttle within Olympia, Lacey & Tumwater
  • Car wash voucher
  • Starbucks coffee
  • Near Mall, Theatre & Dining
  • Coffee bar with cocoa, cider & snacks
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