How to Approach Purchasing Aftermarket Components

How to Approach Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Here are a few things to consider when purchasing aftermarket components to make sure that you are getting the best value possible.

Sourcing aftermarket parts is a great way to save money on components that would generally cost more if purchased from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). However, choosing your aftermarket supplier is not something that should be taken lightly. There are many things to consider that, in the end, could affect the quality and reliability of the product and satisfaction with the overall purchasing experience. Huron Automatic Screw Company is here to help with some information and things to consider when choosing your aftermarket supplier.

Quality Varies

One of the most common problems with aftermarket components is that they differ in quality. Considering that aftermarket means the part is a re-creation of the original manufacturer’s model, it’s important to ask your aftermarket supplier about the quality of their product. Oftentimes, an aftermarket part will be made with different material. It’s also important to consider that parts distributed from the OEM have spent years undergoing extensive testing and real-life applications to develop a strong reputation for quality, while the analytics of an aftermarket piece can be uncertain. Just because an aftermarket supplier claims their product will fit doesn’t mean that the part will function as well as the original.

Don’t Sacrifice Service

Make sure that the aftermarket supplier you choose has a reputation for good service, especially if you intend on building a longstanding relationship with this supplier. Does the company make themselves easily accessible to discuss the specific needs for each component or project order? Do they only offer a list of products to select from with little to no additional information or collaboration options? If you are in need of parts that have specific needs, like the ability to withstand extreme pressures or temperatures, it’s important to clarify every detail with someone from the company. In many cases, making the slightest mistake on a customized part can result in potentially dangerous repercussions.

Compare Aftermarket Supplier with OEM

The beauty of purchasing components from an OEM is the relief of knowing that the quality will meet the standard. However, there are many aftermarket components that offer equal or better quality than the original. This is another instance where research plays a big role. Sourcing directly from the OEM supplier provides additional value due to the direct line from manufacturer to product, but there may be a better deal out there. Then again, companies like Huron Automatic Screw Company is a trusted supplier to several OEMs, offering the option of manufacturing custom products and aftermarket components to meet OEM specifications.

If you are in need of a trustworthy supplier of custom components, Huron Automatic Screw Company is a reputable supplier for the aftermarket industry. We offer exceptional service, quality, and reliability, and are dedicated to sourcing parts that provide the best value.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Avoid Confusion by Sourcing Components Directly from the Manufacturer

Avoid Confusion by Sourcing Components Directly from the Manufacturer

Engineers and technicians can rely on original manufacturers like Huron Automatic Screw Company to deliver reliable assistance in selecting the right part for every repair or aftermarket project.

When it comes to sourcing aftermarket parts for a fleet, companies have more options now than ever before. However, the sheer availability of aftermarket parts can make it difficult to discern who the original manufacturer is of each component. Private label brands, name brands, off-brand generic parts, and even counterfeit products can all look alike, making it difficult to ensure you have the exact component you need. Distributors often sell the same parts in different packaging and even packaging for the same brand can vary depending on the market or distributor it is intended for. This can make it confusing for teams who want to make sure they are using the best part for their vehicle. Low quality parts are not guaranteed to deliver the same reliability or functionality which can affect performance and longevity.

How to Ensure You Have the Best Part

The Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) recommends that companies consult the manufacturer’s field sales support team to determine how to select the right part for each application. Distributors and dealers can also provide helpful support when it comes time to determine which product is best and how to obtain genuine parts.

Overall, the best way to ensure you are purchasing the best part for the project is to consult the original manufacturer.   They will have a more thorough understanding of the product beyond its part number or packaging. They built the component and understand what makes each one unique and which ones are best suited for your needs. For example, Huron Automatic Screw Company manufactures precision components and works directly with buyers to ensure each piece is manufactured to the exact specifications including specialized treatments for unique application requirements. By sourcing components directly from Huron Automatic Screw Company, users can ensure they are getting the right product for their needs. Customers can rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company to deliver the exact parts they need for a great value and to provide exceptional customer service. This is because the team at Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to developing solid long-term relationships with their clients so they can provide in-depth service that goes beyond basic order processing.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Avoid Corrosion Damage with Specialty Fasteners

Avoid Corrosion Damage with Specialty Fasteners

Huron Automatic Screw Company provides custom fastener manufacturing services and specializes in producing components that can withstand extreme conditions such as corrosive environments.

Clients have many options when sourcing a fastener manufacturer and distributor. However, it is important to understand what sets great manufacturers apart from the others, especially when dealing with custom orders. Huron Automatic Screw Company is dedicated to working closely with clients to ensure their custom order is manufactured to meet their exact specifications and application requirements. Our team of experts works with clients to analyze the needs for each component based on its intended function and environment.   We offer custom treatments and manufacturing practices that help make each product stronger and more reliable. For example, we specialize in manufacturing fasteners that will be used in a corrosive environment, under extreme pressure, or in high temperatures.

Prevent Corrosion with Custom Components

Corrosion factors are important to consider when manufacturing a fastener because they can have a significant effect on the quality and durability of the product. If a fastener is not manufactured to specifically handle corrosive environments, it will inevitably be unreliable over time. In general, many fasteners are at risk for corrosion simply due to the service environment. Rather than dealing with the damage in the future, manufacturers can prevent problems by selecting fastener materials that will prevent corrosion in the first place. Our team of experts can recommend specific material combinations, treatments, external finishes, protective sealants, and lubricants that help prevent damage in corrosive environments.

Damage and corrosion can occur due to many different reasons:

  • Oxidation
  • Pitting
  • Stress
  • Concentration-cell corrosion
  • Galvanization

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we offer an array of fasteners that are specifically designed to perform within corrosive environments. These are commonly made from metals that have a higher melting point, higher hardness at room temperature, or increased density. These fasteners can be relied on to perform under extreme conditions and can be used in a variety of applications within the automotive, trucking, marine engine, off-road, medical, or commercial and industrial pump markets.

We encourage clients to contact us at Huron Automatic Screw Company for a project quote or further information. Custom projects and low-volume orders are always welcome as well as any questions you may have about our processes, pricing quotes, or other products.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Three Big Factors to Consider when Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Three Big Factors to Consider when Purchasing Aftermarket Components

Keep these basic concepts in mind when searching for reliable aftermarket products.

When it comes to sourcing aftermarket parts, there are many different factors to consider. From original parts to will-fit components, there are many differences not only in quality, but also in the overall service and purchase experience. Here are a few tips to consider when sourcing parts for a repair or special application project:

  1. Not all parts are the same. There are many different suppliers and aftermarket manufacturers in the world now and companies have convenient access to many options worldwide. However, just because a part says it will fit the OEM’s original requirements it does not mean it will provide the same reliability, safety, and performance. OEM components have been tested and tried for years before they hit the market and have developed a strong reputation for quality during years of real-life application. Just because a company says their product will fit, does not mean it will function as well. When it comes to sourcing quality, it is essential that companies purchase from the original manufacturer or a supplier to the original manufacturer.
  2. Service adds essential value. It is important to consider what kind of service you will receive from a supplier when ordering parts. Do you have access to someone to discuss your specific needs for each component or project order? Or do you just have a list of product to select from and no additional information or collaboration options. This may not seem like a big deal at first, but when you have a situation where you need a custom product or have a question or special situation you are dealing with, the service you receive will make all the difference.
  3. Who is the original supplier? Not every aftermarket component needs to be purchased directly from the OEM. In fact, many components are available that are as good or better than the original. Do some research. Sometimes, parts can be sourced directly from the OEM supplier – which provides additional value because you are able to work directly with the company that actually manufactured the product.   For example, Huron Automatic Screw Company is a trusted supplier to many different OEMs and can provide custom products and aftermarket components that will meet OEM specifications.

Huron Automatic Screw Company proudly manufactures custom components and is a reputable supplier for the aftermarket industry. If you are looking for replacement parts or custom fasteners and components, you can trust the team at Huron Automatic Screw Company to provide exceptional service and to help you source the correct part that will provide the best performance and reliability.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
Rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company for Custom Racing Components

Rely on Huron Automatic Screw Company for Custom Racing Components

Huron Automatic Screw Company provides precision custom fasteners and racing components for the automotive industry.

Huron Automatic Screw Company is a premier manufacturer of fasteners and custom machined parts. As a leading supplier, Huron Automatic Screw Company provides components for many different industries such as the automotive industry, including both the heavy duty aftermarket and racing industries. When it comes to manufacturing automotive components, reliability and precision are of the utmost importance. Each vehicle relies on the strength and capability of its components in order to operate well. In the racing industry, this is especially true. So much depends on the collective performance of a race car’s individual parts that there is no room for mistakes or substandard quality. For this reason, teams and engineers search out the best component suppliers possible to ensure each vehicle runs in top condition.

Performance Parts for Performance Vehicles

Huron Automatic Screw Company is proud to be a supplier for the racing industry and to deliver products that teams and drivers can rely on to perform at the highest levels. Huron Automatic Screw Company specializes in custom fasteners and automotive components such as wheel studs and specialty bolts. We manufacture a large range of serrated and non-serrated wheel studs. Thread sizes produced range from ½” up to 1-5/16” in diameter with metric threads as well.  Materials are primarily SAE Grade 8 and ISO 898-1 property class 10.9 however we can machine just about any type of material required by the customer.  Special heat treat, plating and corrosion resistant finishes are available and are a common request among racing clients. Whether a fastener must withstand high temperatures or a bolt must hold up under extreme pressure, our team is able to manufacture each piece to meet its unique specifications.

Partner with the Experts at Huron Automatic Screw Company

Leading fastener distributors and component manufacturers from around the world rely on the quality of our U.S. made fasteners such as double end studs, wheel studs and specialty bolts made from carbon, alloy, stainless, aluminum and high temperature materials. Our clients within the performance racing industry rely on our experience and quality to source the custom components they need. Our experienced team understands the exacting requirements of high temperature or high pressure applications. Our experts work with clients to ensure each piece is manufactured to their exact specifications.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 85 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

Huron Automatic Screw Company
4918 Gratiot Ave
St Clair, MI
48079
US
Phone: 810-364-6636
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