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How can you tell a genuine part from fake ones - Update by
08:26:am On Thu 21 2016
When buying car parts, you have more than one option but you should be able to tell the original from a fake one. CPN would like to see your comments.....
04:07:am On May 02 2020
22:47:pm On May 17 2016
How can you tell genuine parts from fake ones ? One of the top ten causes of car accidents is defective automobile parts, which could be as a result of counterfeit parts such as airbags malfunctioning during use. The issue is not only seen within the borders of emerging markets: developed markets also see their fair share of counterfeit automotive parts primarily because exports can come from the same sources. Dangers of counterfeit auto parts Fake automotive parts are generally substandard, which can put the consumer in harm’s way Use of fake auto parts may not fit the car’s specifications and can lead to more mechanical complications with the vehicle and potentially cost more to fix Sale of counterfeit versions causes an economic problem for the businesses in the automotive industry and consumer trust in their current products can decline from negative experiences with fake products How to spot a fake automotive part The pricing does not match the typical online price listed. If the part you were sold is typically much cheaper than the Manufacturer Retail Price (MRP, which can be found on the brand’s website), it may be an indication of a possible fake product The packaging of the part appears to be low quality. The level of thickness of the packaging material may provide a hint as to the product’s quality level. Even if you are not installing this part by yourself, it is better to re-confirm with the auto specialist by asking to see the packaging. This extra step could save your life If you have an old part that you would like to replace, compare it to the new one you are replacing it with. Are they similar? If not this is an indication this is a counterfeit product as well. Note that the look of parts may change a bit over time depending on the manufacturer. Check with the manufacturer for more information What can be done? Original manufacturers should increase consumer education about fakes and publish information on their websites that will help consumers distinguish the original from the fakes Auto-retail shops should have an established purchasing method that guarantees genuineness. Shops should also audit their suppliers to ensure that the products are coming from a legitimate, legal source Technological solutions like Sproxil should be incorporated into their business processes as it helps everyone in the distribution process authenticate the products; even the end consumer can verify that what they have is genuine simply by using their mobile phone
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