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What’s the difference between buying Ford Parts and Motorcraft Parts?

Best Ford vehicle parts available near Edmonton, AB 

When you peruse our online parts and accessories shop, you’ll find that we have Ford Genuine Parts as well as Motorcraft vehicle parts for sale. Below, we’ll compare these two options to help you understand the difference. You can get parts replaced on your Ford here at Sherwood Ford in Sherwood Park, AB. 

What type of car parts does Motorcraft make? 

Motorcraft makes both Ford OEM parts and aftermarket parts. OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturer parts) are the same parts found in a new Ford vehicle. Aftermarket parts are not made by Ford but are designed to be compatible with Ford vehicles. Motorcraft can make both because it is a division of Ford Motor Company. 

What type of car parts does Ford Genuine Parts make? 

Ford Genuine Parts makes exclusively OEM parts. That’s what the “Genuine” part of “Ford Genuine Parts” means. These parts are exact replicas of the ones that your new Ford vehicle comes with.  

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Ford Genuine Parts vs Motorcraft parts 

The difference between Ford Genuine Parts and Motorcraft is that Motorcraft also makes aftermarket parts, while Ford Genuine Parts does not. This means that Motorcraft parts come in a wider variety. It also means that if you’re looking for genuine OEM parts, you’re always safe with Ford Genuine Parts, and you may have to double-check when you buy from our Motorcraft selection. 

Should you buy Ford Genuine Parts or Motorcraft parts for your car? 

So far, we’ve discussed the main difference between Ford Genuine Parts and Motorcraft, but it probably hasn’t helped you choose between them. Since they are similar, you might be able to use either in most cases. Here are three things to consider when you’re making a choice. 

  • The price: While Motorcraft and Ford Genuine Parts often offer the same OEM parts, there can sometimes be differences in the price because of taxes and shipping costs. When you know that they’re the same part, you might as well use price as the determining factor in what you purchase. 
  • Your warranty: Some warranties will require you to purchase an OEM part for any replacements you make. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of your warranty, so you comply with them. Either Motorcraft or Genuine Ford Parts OEM parts should work, but Motorcraft aftermarket parts may not. 
  • The design: If your warranty allows both OEM and aftermarket parts, and the price is not an object, then you’ll need to fall back on design as the deciding factor. While some parts will look the same no matter what, others could have differences in aesthetics.  
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Where to find Ford vehicle parts and accessories near Edmonton, AB 

As we’ve said, we sell both Ford Genuine Parts and Motorcraft parts here at Sherwood Ford. We’re located near Edmonton in Sherwood Park, AB. Of course, if you don’t want to make the drive, you can always order auto parts online.