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To OEM or not?

So probably about 6 months ago I replaced the alternator on my wife’s Matrix. I bought a Car Quest alternator with a lifetime warranty figuring, “it can’t be too crappy if they have a lifetime warranty right?”

Here I am 6 months later with the alternator bearing taking a shit. I know I can get a replacement for free with the parts warranty, but should I? Or do I pony up and get the OEM alternator for twice the price?


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