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- By: Alex Fiehl
Who Really Makes Genuine Audi/VW Parts?
How do you know if the part you're buying is going to last? Sometimes choice is one of the most difficult things a car enthusiast can face. Agonizing over which brand to use and researching the reliability of a part can be time consuming and make a project last much longer than it should.
Having a reasonably priced OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) option lessens the time spent shopping, making most purchases a no-brainer if time is a factor. FCP Euro's Audi catalog alongside it's online VW parts catalog is full of brands that are used in various original-equipment applications across many brands, so you can be sure that whatever part you choose, it is from a brand that FCP trusts.
If you're in the market for the exact part your vehicle came with from the factory, it's easy to tell, even if the brand may not say "Genuine VW." Let's take a look at this set of Textar brake pads for a 2003 Audi A4.
On the outset, this looks like one of the many brake pad sets available for an A4 on FCP Euro. However, the "Quality:" grade is the telltale sign that this is a Genuine Audi part, labeled under its native brand name. Not many manufacturers make the maintenance items for their vehicles
We've got a comprehensive guide to all OE parts for Audi, VW and more in our OE Academy.
Alex is FCP’s Blog Editor and a Desktop Engineer from Endwell, NY. He has over 9 years of experience working on a wide array of import makes, but has found his home with European cars. With a BMW and Volvo at home, the garage is always busy.