The global economic crisis has created many phenomena which affect all sectors and individuals. Starting from the difficulties of finding a job, reduced budgets and things like the importation of cheaper goods, which are with questionable quality. Most of them come from Asia and especially from China.
The latter didn’t miss the car parts market. Today, almost every small garage or car service offers much cheaper parts for all kind of automobiles. The mechanic offers them with the explanation that there is no guarantee of quality with such car parts, but they could last a few months or a few years. Such parts are sometimes twice cheaper than the original ones and people prefer them with the idea that they have made a good deal.
However, it must be understood that this way of thinking is dangerous! When it comes to car parts, even in times of crisis, we need to buy only the best, advise the experts. The cheaper part can cost us really expensive if the things go wrong. Counterfeit car parts are like a time bomb in your car and it is never clear at what point the cheaper part that you put in your car will fail you.
The use of such parts hits the economy too. Such counterfeit parts are offered only in small car services, many of which are in the informal sector and don’t pay taxes. When more people prefer them and not licensed and authorized by the big brands car services, it hits hard the whole industry. Thanks to the use of poor quality and cheaper parts and the lack of tax weight, such workshops offer extremely low prices for the service, seriously undercutting the bids of law-abiding services.
These are the main reasons to end up using fake and cheap parts and limit the work of the workshops in the informal sector. Only then will we have safer roads for both drivers and pedestrians.