There are many important reasons why genuine parts are better for your car and for the safety of your passengers. MASSY MOTORS genuine parts:
• Are made with high quality materials and manufacturing processes by suppliers
• Are designed and manufactured to specifically fit your vehicle and perform
• Are tested under various simulated extreme conditions to ensure quality, reliability and durability
• Are built to work in perfect harmony with other components in your car
• Don't jeopardise the integrity of the many safety components in your vehicle
• Will not affect your warranty
• Keep your car 100% original
• Help preserve resale value
• Are backed by a 6-month warranty
WHAT EXACTLY IS A NON-GENUINE OR USED PART?
Genuine parts are specifically designed and tested to meet quality specifications. Non-genuine parts are made by factories that are manufactured to be as cheap as possible, often using inferior materials and workmanship. Used parts may include genuine parts removed from cars.
Even though a second-hand part might have originally been a genuine part, its structural integrity may have been compromised, it may show signs of wear and tear, or it may be damaged in a way that's not visibly noticeable. These factors can all lead to major problems and even genuine used parts may pose a safety risk.
ARE GENUINE PARTS MORE EXPENSIVE?
Yes and no... While there are cheap; non-genuine parts on the market, usually their lifespan can be much shorter than genuine parts, which means they may need to be replaced more often and could work out to be more expensive in the long run.
The cost to be considered is for the potential repairs associated with non-genuine parts damaging other components in your vehicle and these can be very expensive.
WHICH NON-GENUINE PARTS SHOULD I BE MOST WARY OF?
All non-genuine parts could potentially cause problems with the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle.
HOW CAN NON-GENUINE PARTS AFFECT THE RESALE VALUE OF MY VEHICLE?
Genuine parts are an investment for your car. Second-hand buyers generally prefer vehicles with genuine parts and even one non-genuine part could potentially reduce the resale value of your vehicle. Experienced buyers know that non-genuine parts can diminish the quality and safety of your car and may have damaged other parts within your vehicle.
SHOULD I BUY GENUINE PARTS FROM OTHER DISTRIBUTORS?
No, you should only buy genuine parts from an authorised dealership and its distributors. If you are phoning about a part, make sure you have your vehicle details and your Vehicle Identification Number to ensure your dealer knows exactly which item you're enquiring about. (You'll usually find the V.I.N. on the metal plate fixed to your engine).