The Impact of OEM vs Will-Fit Snowplow Parts

Created February 10, 2020

Cutting corners usually comes with a downfall, and it’s not so different when it comes to using will-fit snowplow parts. Going generic may save a little money but what is the long term cost to your business?

Aftermarket and OEM Parts Are Not Created Equal

Although they are similar, the quality and consistency of aftermarket parts can’t compare to those made by the original manufacturer. These trusted parts are specifically designed for the product in mind and are guaranteed to fit. Will-fit parts may not be designed to last as long and may cause issues down the road. The “hidden costs” are in the performance and life of the part.

Manufacturers Stand Behind Their Work

A huge benefit to purchasing an original part is that it’s covered under warranty. Any part not furnished by the OEM can cancel out a valid warranty on the product. FISHER® even offers a one-year warranty on all parts and accessories. Having an OEM warrantied part can also help the resale value when you’re in the market to sell your equipment because the potential buyer can have confidence in knowing the part is the right one for the product.

Genuine Parts Bring Genuine Value

OEM parts aren’t just created for the product—they are thoroughly tested for each application. Proper installation and safety aren’t a concern when using OEM parts because they are the exact same as the original parts included on your plow when it was brand new.

Additionally, if you’re proactive about maintenance and plan ahead to have common parts in stock, you can take advantage of off season sales and discounts.

Don’t Forget the Selection Process and Ongoing Support

Another added perk to purchasing OEM parts is that you have ongoing technical support to assist you. If you’re having a difficult time deciding which part is needed or have any issues down the road, it’s not a lost cause. A network of factory trained authorized dealers are only a phone call away.

The next time you’re faced with the decision of OEM vs will-fit parts, weigh the pros and cons to make an educated decision. Looking for a FISHER® part right now? Start by searching our parts lists.