When it’s time to replace a part, a lot of Ford owners consider two options: OEM or aftermarket. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that there’s a third option: remanufactured OEM parts.
With a remanufactured OEM part, you can get the same reliability and performance for a fraction of the price of a brand new part. It’s a great solution that’s cheaper than a brand new OEM part and much more reliable than an aftermarket part.
What is a Remanufactured OEM Part?
Essentially, remanufactured parts are rebuilt parts. Ford will buy your worn out genuine OEM parts by offering a discount on a new OEM part (also called a core charge – more information on this can be found at the bottom of this page). Next, Ford will rebuild it to the specs of the original part with a combination of used, repaired, and new components.
When Ford remanufactures a part, you have the peace of mind that it will function just as well as the new part. When you pair that with the fact that remanufactured parts are considerably cheaper than brand new OEM parts, you’ve got a pretty great deal.
Ford’s Remanufacturing Process
Ford adheres to strict remanufacturing standards and processes. This is to ensure that their customers get high quality remanufactured parts. Here's a general overview of Ford's remanufacturing process:
- Disassemble the part and clean all components
- Inspect all components to verify proper function
- Replace any worn or damaged components
- Automatically replace any critical components like bearings, gaskets, seals, etc.
At Blue Springs Ford Parts, we carry a full line of remanufactured OEM parts. We've found that remanufactured AC compressors and remanufactured alternators offer exceptional value to our customers.
Why Remanufactured Alternators?
There are a few good reasons to look at remanufactured Ford alternators:
- Every remanufactured alternator is carefully tested before it's shipped; they're balanced to OE specs
- All electrical functions are tested prior to shipping, with insulation and performance tested at 600V!
- Regulators, rectifiers, brushes and bearings are always replaced
- Remanufactured alternators are 10-20% less expensive than brand new OEM alternators
Ford takes extra care to ensure that all of its remanufactured alternators are 100% functional and in tip top shape before selling them to customers.
If you're in need of a new alternator, check out our catalog of remanufactured alternators to see if we have one for your Ford model!
Why Remanufactured AC Compressors?
Not only are remanufactured OEM AC compressors just as reliable as brand new ones, but also they're about 20% cheaper than brand new AC compressors. Ford is really particular about the way it remanufactures AC compressors because their team understands how important it is for an AC compressor to function well in a vehicle.
All remanufactured Ford AC compressors are tested for compression and noise, vibration, and harshness before they're shipped. Select compressors are randomly tested for durability to ensure quality. All remanufactured compressors are tested for leaks with a mass spectrometer. Ford makes sure to use only the best core parts. If a compressor core suffered a major failure, Ford throws it out instead of remanufacturing it. Thanks to Ford's stringent standards for its remanufactured AC compressors, you'll get nothing but the best from our catalog of genuine OEM remanufactured AC compressors.
Even though we offer rock bottom wholesale pricing for genuine OEM Ford parts, you can still explore the option of saving even more money with a remanufactured OEM part. Take a look at our catalog of remanufactured OEM parts to see what you can get for even less than wholesale pricing!