What are the risks of installing fake parts?

Although the appearance of counterfeit parts has dramatically improved over the years, their quality, in most cases, has not. Poor-quality fake parts can lead to anything from serious engine damage to life-threatening situations:

  • The poor quality of the fake belt can cause belt tooth jump, belt destruction or even engine-blocking. This can happen while driving and lead to car accidents
  • The service life of counterfeit parts is significantly shorter
  • It is not possible to claim consequential damages under the warranty when using fake products as warranty does not apply to counterfeit parts
  • Small savings made from buying a counterfeit part can be lost by subsequently having to repair the engine and customers can quickly lose trust
Anyone dealing with counterfeit products makes themselves liable.