Brakes and Tires

What does OEM on a tire mean?

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08/25/2013

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER

Original Equipment Manufacturer. These are original parts or subs as supplied by the product manufacturer or their parts distributor. These items are not your normal retail items. They are considered service parts by the industry. This means they are provided as repair parts to the manufacturers service companies. This is what makes them difficult for the average retail dealer to supply. Rarely are they in any type of retail packaging and OEM remotes seldom come with any instructions.