Counterfeit parts are running rampant in the auto parts industry. Counterfeit parts risk lives because they are generally poorly produced and made using sub-standard materials. Counterfeiters go as far as using legitimate companies’ logos and packaging.
Brake failure, cracked wheels, catastrophic engine damage and misfiring airbags – these are just some of the serious issues that can stem from the use of counterfeit parts in vehicle repairs and services.
As a car owner it is important to purchase standard and high quality parts for your vehicle to reduce the risks of car troubles. OEM Standard parts are Original Equipment Manufacturer parts.This means it is a vehicle part made by the car manufacturer.
OEM Standard parts tend to be more expensive than counterfeit products, but are easier to choose and usually are backed by a warranty.
Beware! Many of these fake parts have caused numerous car fires and fatalities. So you ask, how can i know if the part I'm buying is for real or a fake?
Here are a few way to spot fake parts:
⦁ Inspect the packaging. Make sure it doesn’t look flimsy or have misspelled words.
⦁ If the price is too good to be true, it probably is.
⦁ Make sure the part number is listed. Many counterfeiters don’t list part numbers.
Some counterfeiters have become good enough to fool the experts – at least at first glance. But they’re usually cutting so many corners that even a vigilant consumer can spot the difference. It’s worth the extra time and effort and could save your engine, perhaps even your life.
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