Spurious auto spares are one of the leading causes of breakdowns and even accidents. Buying a non-genuine spare part for your car just to save a bit of cash could lead to regret later. Sometimes buyers knowingly buy spurious spares and at other times spurious parts are passed off as genuine by unscrupulous dealers.
The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has now launched an initiative to fight counterfeit spares. It now has a website – SIAM Fighting Fake – through which it will share information and spread awareness on the perils of counterfeit spares. SIAM has a mascot in the form of “Mohan, the mechanic” who will keep viewers updated on how to spot fakes in the market.
In addition, SIAM ACG (anti-counterfeiting group) will also have a Fighting Fake stall at the Auto Expo 2014, where you can get more information on how to identify a genuine part vis-à-vis a fake one. Also watch out for more information on this on CarToq.
CarToq is partnering with SIAM to spread the word on battling counterfeit parts.
Visit SIAMFightingFake.com for more.