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What is a VIN?

A VIN is a vehicle identification number and is like a fingerprint for your vehicle. Each VIN is unique and the code contains all of the useful information about your vehicle. Using a VIN decoder, we can find out exactly what year, make, model, and trim level your particular vehicle is.

Why do I need a VIN?

Although the differences can be subtle, parts can be different between different trim levels of the sale vehicle. Providing our friendly staff with the VIN for your vehicle will help us provide a faster and more accurate order.

How do I find my VIN?

The two easiest locations to find your vehicles VIN are: on your insurance paperwork or on the vehicle itself. The standard paperwork from ICBC or any other private insurer will contain the VIN for your vehicle in the details section, usually on the front page. If this isn’t handy, the VIN can be found at the base of the windshield outside of the vehicle. It will be on the driver’s side and only visible from the exterior of the vehicle.

What does OEM mean?

Although all the acronyms can be confusing at the start, they quickly make sense once you know what they stand for. In this case, OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer, or the company that made your vehicle.

What is an OEM part?

The company that made your vehicle also makes a full range of replacement parts for when things start to wear out on your vehicle. Because the OEM made all the pieces that go together to make your vehicle originally, they know exactly how everything is supposed to fit. So when something does wear out, buying an OEM part ensures that you are replacing it with the exact same part that is coming out. These parts are generally more expensive than aftermarket options but this is due to the fit, durability, and quality of the parts.

What is an aftermarket part?

There are many other companies out there that make vehicle parts, not just the main vehicle manufacturers. These companies make their own versions or parts for many of the most popular vehicles on the road. These parts can look just the same as OEM parts and generally less expensive. However, the quality, fit, and finish of these parts may not be the same as those from the company that originally made your vehicle.

Where can I find Kia parts in Surrey?

The easiest place to start is at your local Kia dealer. Here at Applewood Kia Surrey we have a friendly and knowledgeable parts team that are always ready to help and really know their Kias. We carry a comprehensive line of both OEM and aftermarket parts to offer you the best selection. No matter what you are looking for, we can help you find it, get it, and install it.

Where can I find Kia parts in Langley?

The easiest place to start is at your local Kia dealer. Here at Applewood Kia Langley we have a friendly and knowledgeable parts team that are always ready to help and really know their Kias. We carry a comprehensive line of both OEM and aftermarket parts to offer you the best selection. No matter what you are looking for, we can help you find it, get it, and install it.

Where can I find Kia accessories in Langley?

Just like parts, there are a full line of accessories designed specifically for your vehicle available from the OEM. From floor mats to roof racks, we carry the full line of Kia accessories and would be happy to show you all of the available options. Accessories are a great way to customize your vehicle to fit your unique lifestyle. We also have access to aftermarket options as well, so just let us know what it is that you are looking for and we’ll find it!

Where can I find Kia accessories in Surrey?

Just like parts, there are a full line of accessories designed specifically for your vehicle available from the OEM. From floor mats to roof racks, we carry the full line of Kia accessories and would be happy to show you all of the available options. Accessories are a great way to customize your vehicle to fit your unique lifestyle. We also have access to aftermarket options as well, so just let us know what it is that you are looking for and we’ll find it!

Where do you provide Kia parts to?

Applewood Kia Surrey provides parts to Kia owners in Surrey, BC and all of its surrounding areas. We have helped customers from all over BC, including White Rock Fleetwood, Guildford, Tsawwassen, Ladner, Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Pitt Meadows.

Applewood Kia Langley provides parts to Kia owners in Langley, BC and all of its surrounding areas. We have helped customers from all over BC, including Brookswood, Aldergrove, Walnut Grove, Fort Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, Abbotsford, Anmore, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford.