Brakes, oil filter... original car parts can only be sourced from manufacturers? Not true says Right...

Brakes, oil filter... original car parts can only be sourced from manufacturers? Not true says Right to Repair SA

For years consumers have been led to believe that original car parts can only be obtained from Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), that they are superior parts, and independent workshops deal in inferior, or commonly referred to as pirate parts.

This is not the case, says Gunther Schmitz, Acting Chairman of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA).

"Probably 99% of the parts required for repairs (excluding accident repairs) and maintenance are manufactured by Original Equipment Suppliers (OES) such Bosch, Mahle, GUD etc.

"Consumers need to know that OEMs buy these same parts off the assembly line, by the commission, and sell them to the aftermarket repackaged with their logo on them," explains Schmitz. These same parts from the OES and the same production lines are available to the independent aftermarket i.e independent repair workshops. These manufacturers produce for the independent aftermarket according to the same quality standards, and are referred to as ‘parts of matching quality’.

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Brakes, oil filter... original car parts can only be sourced from manufacturers? Not true says Right to Repair SA
'Consumers need to know that OEMs buy parts off the assembly line, by commission, and sell them to the aftermarket repackaged with their logo on them," says Gunther Schmitz, Acting Chairman of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA).

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