Genuine vs. Not So Genuine
There is no comparison.
The Genuine Difference
Respond and stop as designed
High quality pads
Guaranteed performance and fit
High quality steel
Covered by Kia warranty **
Designed for your Kia to original specs
Genuine Kia Parts are Built Specifically for Your Kia
Genuine Kia Parts are built for your Kia — body panels match up perfectly, brakes stop as designed, and high quality materials help reduce corrosion and wear. Protect your investment and always ask for Genuine Kia Parts for the perfect fit and finish.
Not all parts are created equal.
It can be difficult to know all the different types of auto parts you’ll encounter in today’s repair marketplace. Below are some terms you might come across working with independent repair facilities and insurance companies.
Aftermarket parts are manufactured and supplied by a company other than Kia. Aftermarket parts suppliers work to create their own product by copying a Genuine Kia Part, but have no affiliation with actual Genuine Kia Parts. Aftermarket parts may not have been tested for proper function or were not approved by Kia for use on Kia vehicles. These parts are not covered by any Kia warranties.
Salvage parts are parts which are usually obtained from wrecked or totaled vehicles or vehicles which have been disposed of after their useful lives. Their origin and use is unknown. With no history, it’ possible that the reliability and fit may have been compromised. These parts are not covered by any Kia warranties. Salvage parts may also be referred to as “Like Kind and Quality.”
Counterfeit parts are usually designed to deceive consumers by copying the appearance of Genuine Kia Parts, but are not made for, nor distributed by Kia. Often sourced from distributors outside the country, these parts may look identical or be boxed similarly to Genuine Kia Parts, but are not. Counterfeit parts are likely untested for vehicle safety, fit, or function.
Your One-Stop Shop for Genuine Parts
- Windshield Wipers
- Oil Filters
- Service Fluids
- Cabin Air Filters
- Engine Air Filters
**Kia Genuine replacement parts (except battery) installed by an Authorized Kia Dealer under warranty are covered for the greater of (1) the duration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or (2) the first 12 months from the date of installation of the Kia Genuine replacement parts or 12,000 miles.