Counterfeit parts are running rampant in the car repair industry, to the tune of $45 billion. Fake parts are produced using legitimate companies’ logos and packaging. Most of the parts are made overseas, and have poorer quality with lower prices. Those counterfeit parts can be used by unsavory car repair businesses.
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.
If you think you’ve come across counterfeit parts contact the legitimate manufacturer. They usually have a hotline for consumers to report suspected counterfeit parts.
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