For years, OE or “original equipment” has been the standard when it comes to high-quality automotive parts. But there’s a level above OE, and in this episode of Inside the Brands, CRP’s Todd Ciccone discusses an AAE hydraulic power steering pump that was developed to be better than OE — from the ground up. Designed to fit a wide range of Mercedes-Benz models from 2008 to 2011, this pump is the perfect replacement for the Mercedes 5695N pump. And since the original pump tends to fail around the 7 to 10-year mark, this new pump couldn’t have come at a better time. CRP Part #5695N Here’s why this AAE pump is better than OE: It has a different cam-pack than the OE unit. Which means it’s less prone to overheating — which is a contributing factor in premature failure. What’s more, the AAE unit is a direct bolt-on part, and ships with a new pulley and correct mounting bracket. So it’s ready to install straight from the box. If you have a question about this or any other AAE part, feel free to post it below or on the CRP Automotive Facebook page. And don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be among the first to learn about new parts like this one. Thanks for watching! Have an idea for a future Inside the Brands video? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.