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VW Bug Parts – Their Only Little Industry
Maybe it was Herbie that did it. Maybe it was the flower power movement. It seems like everyone wanted to have a VW Bug … and they still do. Why else would Volkswagen begin manufacturing the Bug again? There are still millions on the road today and this has lead to an entire industry dedicated to VW Bug parts. This is true in the US and the rest of the world. With the demand for VW Bugs, parts companies have created their own little niche.
And it’s not just mainstream VW Bug parts that are popular. Owners are customizing their Bugs so specialty VW Bug parts are also the rage. There is also a large market for accessories such as floor mats and car covers.
But VW Bug parts are not the only VW auto parts that are flying off the shelves. VW parts are also needed for other models such as the Jetta and the Passat.
VW auto parts are manufactured to very strict standards. Only the best VW parts get put into Volkswagen models. That being said, many purists insist that authentic VW auto parts cannot be replaced by any other brand if you are to retain the high standards of your Volkswagen car. They are adamant about using only OEM, or original equipment manufacturer VW auto parts. This essentially entails replacing the worn VW parts with another of the exact same brand that the car originally came with. Can you say “big money”?
Others are firm about the fact that there are other brands that can be used as VW parts. These are termed Aftermarket parts, and are essentially parts that were brought out by other companies after your car model was released. They are auto parts that were not in the original models but are compatible with them. They can be used as replacement VW auto parts as long as they meet the standards of the original VW parts.
Activity is high in both the OEM and Aftermarket sales of VW auto parts, thanks to the continuing popularity of Volkswagen models. Just do a simple search online and you’ll probably find more dealers for VW parts than you will for the actual cars. It is a thriving business, with room for manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. There are many companies and individuals who are making a large profit from creating or selling VW auto parts. In fact, it can be argued that the VW parts industry might just be larger than the Volkswagen car industry.
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