6 Myths about Mavrik OEM Equivalent Parts for Foodservice Equipment

November 02, 2021
6 Myths about Mavrik OEM Equivalent Parts for Foodservice Equipment

Although the use of OEM-equivalent parts is becoming more and more commonplace, there are still some fictions and falsehoods bouncing around. Let's take a look at some of these head-on and see how they line up with the facts about Mavrik.

Myth #1: Mavrik OEM equivalent products are untested and dangerous

Fact: OEM parts and Mavrik OEM equivalents are often made in the same factory. That means Mavrik parts meet the exact same requirements as the name brand parts. And while it's true some aftermarket parts may be untested, that's why it's important to choose Mavrik OEM equivalents. They're backed by AllPoints' highly experienced team of sourcing and quality control experts to ensure our customers are getting the very best.

Myth #2: Mavrik parts are unreliable and can cause equipment to break down

Fact: Mavrik OEM-equivalents are just that: equal to OEM parts. To reinforce our claims, all our OEM-equivalent parts are backed by a 90-day return policy and an unbeatable 180-day warranty (most OEM warranties are 90 days), so you can see Mavrik's quality for yourself, risk free. We put our money where our mouth is to provide you and your operators with a reliable alternative to OEMs.

Myth #3: Mavrik parts are more expensive in the long run

Fact: Mavrik parts perform equal to or better than OEM parts. Additionally, we have dozens of testimonials from our customers about how switching to Mavrik has saved their agencies anywhere from 20 to 30% on parts. And with no worries about quality or reliability, there's no "long run" costs that creep in.

Myth #4: You get what you pay for

Fact: You may think paying premium prices means you're getting safer parts, but you're really just paying more for the name on the label. OEM-equivalent parts are often far more cost effective than OEMs simply because they don't carry the equipment brand name and aren't limited by the layers of overhead costs that many OEMs are required to include. In fact, many OEMs use AllPoints parts in their own manufacturing processes.

Myth #5: Using Mavrik parts violates the equipment warranty or nullifies insurance coverage

Fact: You may have heard using OEM equivalent parts voids the manufacturer warranty, but a quick Google search will show this is not true. Legal protections such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act ensure your freedom to choose your replacement parts. As long as Mavrik parts did not cause the equipment malfunction - and in our 42 years in business, we've never had a reported incident of this type - you're still covered under warranty and insurance.

Myth #6: Mavrik parts are only available online

Fact: Although it's true you can get Mavrik OEM-equivalent parts quickly and easily through AllPoints' website or our customer service line, that's not the only place you'll find Mavrik. Mavrik parts are also available locally through several authorized dealers - a network we're continuing to grow every day.

At AllPoints, we want you to have a choice in your parts options and don't rely on scare tactics to earn your business. Let's bust these myths and create space for all parts types in the foodservice industry.